Installing Microsoft® Windows® Easy Transfer Applications
Find out the issues while installing and using Windows Easy Transfer Applications and measures to control them.
As you purchase a new computer system, you may need to transfer data and files between your old and new systems. You can store data in removable media like CD or USB and later transfer it. These methods can only transfer data like documents, images and movies but, you may not be able to transfer data like e-mail using this method. You can also find it difficult to transfer settings on your system to another one with the help of these removable media. You can use the easy transfer application of Windows Vista to transfer all data from your Vista system to any other system, which is running with XP or 2000 operating system. But, you may get some issues with the easy transfer method. One among these issues include some data not been transferred. It may come as a result of infections in those programs or compatibility issues. You can check for compatibility before starting transfer methods to fix the issues. You need to ensure proper connection and installation to get proper working of easy transfer application. It is possible to download the Windows Easy Transfer from the Microsoft’s website. It is available for all versions of operating system. You need to follow the instructions correctly for installing this application.
Here are some tips for using Windows Easy Transfer Applications:
- Accessing Windows easy transfer application
- Easy Transfer via storage media
- Easy Transfer via network
Accessing Windows easy transfer application
To access the Easy Transfer in your old system, you need to get the System tool from the Start menu. Then, choose the 'Windows Easy Transfer' icon. You can then see the Windows Easy Transfer application launched in the system. You can then select the 'Start a New Transfer' option and then select the 'My New Computer'. When you are prompted to use an easy transfer cable, you need to select the 'No, show me more options' and 'No, I Need to Install Now'. Next step is to select the option for easy data transfer like Windows Easy Transfer DVD or Windows Installation Disc.
Easy Transfer via storage media
To use the Easy Transfer, you need to run the application and then start transferring data. You can follow on-screen instructions to continue the data transfer and select the media once prompted. Select the type of media and indicate the drive letter in which the media is located. You can then see the data being copied to the media. As the copying is finished, you need to remove the media and insert the CD in new system. Run the Windows Easy Transfer application in new system and follow instructions to complete the data transfer.
You can use the Windows Easy Transfer via network. For this, you need to select network instead of removable media at the screen, which asks you if you want to transfer the data over the network or use removable media. You need to generate a key for data security and the program now waits until the new system is connected. You need to click the Windows Easy Transfer icon in the All Programs menu of the new system and follow on-screen instructions and click the Transfer button to get the data transferred.
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