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    Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

    This is a discussion on Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista. within the General Computing and Internet forums, part of the Community channel category; As a technophobe I want to share this with others like me. Amazon.co.uk: USB 2.0 Link Adapter/Cable- XP to VISTA ...

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      Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      As a technophobe I want to share this with others
      like me.
      Amazon.co.uk: USB 2.0 Link Adapter/Cable- XP to VISTA 'Easy Transfer': Electronics & Photo

      I transferred all my files from an XP to a Vista PC using the cable
      above (7.50) and Vista easy transfer, which is not standard
      on all Vista PCs and laptops so check yours first.
      It was easy. You "cannot" lose the files on the XP
      computer and there is an easy on-screen step by step guide.
      The original files also stay on the XP computer.

      It will not transfer programs like Office but just download free
      Open Office, make it the default, and all your files will open.
      No problems with My Music and My Pictures.
      Easy Duplicate is a better name than Easy Transfer.

      (Now if only they would make BitLocker this easy.)
      Or maybe you already know how?
      http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programme...ne/7767328.stm
      Last edited by murdock; 07-12-08 at 07:37 PM. Reason: new line./ link / correction


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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      Or do what I just did and copy the relevant folders to a memory stick and then copy them over. Job done.

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      "One of the greatest challenges you face after purchasing a new computer is transferring personal files, e-mail, data files, media, and settings from your old computer to the new one. This process can be so complex, time-consuming, and daunting that people frequently request help from friends or relatives, and some never succeed in getting all their important data onto the new computer.

      Windows Easy Transfer is a wizard that helps you transfer the data that is important to you, including:

      User accounts
      Files and folders
      Program data files and settings
      E-mail messages, settings, and contacts
      Photos, music, and videos
      Windows settings
      Internet settings"

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      Or better still, link your two PCs up to your router, and move the files between each other - no need to buy anything.

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      You don't even need a router, all you need is a cross-over RJ11 cable to network the 2 PCs together. Cheaper and faster than USB, but I think Murdocks post was aimed at 'not so savvy' users who need simplicity. I have had one of these cables for years, bought to transfer between '98 and XP, but it cost a lot more than the Amazon one. That is a real bargain.

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      Quote Originally Posted by Isitme View Post
      I think Murdocks post was aimed at 'not so savvy' users who need simplicity. I have had one of these cables for years, bought to transfer between '98 and XP, but it cost a lot more than the Amazon one. That is a real bargain.
      Correct.
      Even with Windows Easy Transfer you can use CD or DVD instead of
      the cable providing there is not a large amount of data to transfer.

      But its so easy with the cable and if you cannot afford the 7.50
      you could always put it on your Amazon Wish List for Christmas.

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      Clearly this product works -- but usually beware linking computer USB port to computer USB port. If the wiring is wrong bang goes your USB, on at least one of your computers.

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      Thanks fihart. Always good to have caveats.
      Your warning sounds scary.
      Now you know why I'm a technophobe.

      Glad I didn't read your post before my successful transfer.
      Last edited by murdock; 10-12-08 at 02:16 PM. Reason: typo

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      Re: Easy Transfer (and back up) from XP to Vista.

      The only way this could happen would be if one of the PCs had the USB wired wrongly. This would show up by, at worst, the PC not starting, or at best the USB ports not working. It can happen when wiring up the front ports of a case when the plugs are not clearly marked. I know as I have done it

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