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Easy Transfer Cable

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Emrys Davies, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6

    I have spent quite a while on Google and I have come to the conclusion
    that my system will not allow me to download Windows Easy Transfer so
    that I can use Easy Transfer Cable when I get my new PC (Win7), which
    should be fairly soon. Just checking if I am correct in that
    assumption.

    I have backed up most things that matter onto Flash Drives and, from
    what I have read in this forum, Win7 will import them via File > import
    > messages > ect or File > Contacts ect.
     
  2. Trev

    Trev Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qpkljF3icU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    >
    > I have spent quite a while on Google and I have come to the conclusion
    > that my system will not allow me to download Windows Easy Transfer so
    > that I can use Easy Transfer Cable when I get my new PC (Win7), which
    > should be fairly soon. Just checking if I am correct in that
    > assumption.
    >
    > I have backed up most things that matter onto Flash Drives and, from
    > what I have read in this forum, Win7 will import them via File > import
    >> messages > ect or File > Contacts ect.

    >
    >
    >


    I did a clean install after hoping I had saved everything i would need
    Previous Windows In my Case Xp was saved as windows old by the win 7
    install. So even if you forget its all there along with the Applications
    folders so that you can fish ot any missing bits. I might add that my data
    (documents) was on a Separate partion anyhow.
    But win 7 will not import your massages or contacts as It does not include a
    E mail app. But Outlook or Windows live mail and I Think Thunderbird Can.
     
  3. PeeCee

    PeeCee Flightless Bird

    "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    news:7qpkljF3icU1@mid.individual.net...
    > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    >
    > I have spent quite a while on Google and I have come to the conclusion
    > that my system will not allow me to download Windows Easy Transfer so
    > that I can use Easy Transfer Cable when I get my new PC (Win7), which
    > should be fairly soon. Just checking if I am correct in that
    > assumption.
    >
    > I have backed up most things that matter onto Flash Drives and, from
    > what I have read in this forum, Win7 will import them via File > import
    >> messages > ect or File > Contacts ect.

    >
    >
    >


    Emrys

    "Most" people have 6 groups of data to transfer to a new PC.
    1 "Documents" including Pictures, Videos and any other sub folders in the
    main Documents folder.
    2 Items on the Desktop.
    3 Favourites or Bookmarks from your web browser
    4 Email address book or contacts.
    5 Emails.
    6 In addition to this there may be data associated with Accounting programs
    or other programs that store their data in other locations. This data is
    'very' individual and only you know if there is any data of this nature to
    collect.

    Copy each of the 6 categories to a portable storage device, eg USB Key or
    USB hard drive (that 98SE supports of course) and import them to your new
    PC.
    Doing it this way means you have a) Knowledge of what data you have and
    where it is, b) in the transfer process you have created a backup (often the
    first real backup a lot of people make) c) Learnt why it is so difficult to
    have a PC 'do it automatically'

    The location of some of these groups is what confuses most people, so:
    1 Documents, for Windows 9x this is usually C:/Documents, but this varies
    depending on the particular user. Just drag & drop to your external device.
    2 Items on the desktop just drag & drop.
    3 Favourites, (IE) File, Import/Export & follow the wizard, pointing it at
    your external device.
    4 Email address's, (OE) again File Export, address book. Choose the .csv
    format, I've found this the easiest to import to Windows Live Mail.
    5 Emails, in OE, Tools, Options, Maintenance, click the 'Store Folder'
    button and it will tell you where the folder is, drag & drop the 'Outlook
    Express' folder.
    6 Others, may be a drag & drop, may be the formal 'backup' utility built
    into the program, only you can determine where, how. A good example of
    'odd' locations is the earlier versions of Works which saved their files in
    in with the actual program files themselves.

    Drag & drop means use Windows Explorer, in Win 7 this will be the yellow
    Icon third from the left on the task bar.
    When you get to bring drag & drop items into Win7 you will find a) when you
    drag & hover over the destination Win 7 will tell you what it's going to do
    (copy or move) b) automatically moves Pictures, Music and Videos to their
    own folders 'out' of documents.

    When you do a 'file, import' for Favourites, Addressbook/Contacts and Email
    Messages just remember to point it at the external usb device.

    Best
    Paul.
     
  4. Emrys Davies

    Emrys Davies Flightless Bird

    "PeeCee" <abuse@local.host> wrote in message
    news:hi8bod$vn6$1@news.albasani.net...
    >
    > "Emrys Davies" <me@privacy.net> wrote in message
    > news:7qpkljF3icU1@mid.individual.net...
    > > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    > >
    > > I have spent quite a while on Google and I have come to the

    conclusion
    > > that my system will not allow me to download Windows Easy Transfer

    so
    > > that I can use Easy Transfer Cable when I get my new PC (Win7),

    which
    > > should be fairly soon. Just checking if I am correct in that
    > > assumption.
    > >
    > > I have backed up most things that matter onto Flash Drives and, from
    > > what I have read in this forum, Win7 will import them via File >

    import
    > >> messages > ect or File > Contacts ect.

    > >
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Emrys
    >
    > "Most" people have 6 groups of data to transfer to a new PC.
    > 1 "Documents" including Pictures, Videos and any other sub folders in

    the
    > main Documents folder.
    > 2 Items on the Desktop.
    > 3 Favourites or Bookmarks from your web browser
    > 4 Email address book or contacts.
    > 5 Emails.
    > 6 In addition to this there may be data associated with Accounting

    programs
    > or other programs that store their data in other locations. This data

    is
    > 'very' individual and only you know if there is any data of this

    nature to
    > collect.
    >
    > Copy each of the 6 categories to a portable storage device, eg USB Key

    or
    > USB hard drive (that 98SE supports of course) and import them to your

    new
    > PC.
    > Doing it this way means you have a) Knowledge of what data you have

    and
    > where it is, b) in the transfer process you have created a backup

    (often the
    > first real backup a lot of people make) c) Learnt why it is so

    difficult to
    > have a PC 'do it automatically'
    >
    > The location of some of these groups is what confuses most people, so:
    > 1 Documents, for Windows 9x this is usually C:/Documents, but this

    varies
    > depending on the particular user. Just drag & drop to your external

    device.
    > 2 Items on the desktop just drag & drop.
    > 3 Favourites, (IE) File, Import/Export & follow the wizard, pointing

    it at
    > your external device.
    > 4 Email address's, (OE) again File Export, address book. Choose the

    ..csv
    > format, I've found this the easiest to import to Windows Live Mail.
    > 5 Emails, in OE, Tools, Options, Maintenance, click the 'Store Folder'
    > button and it will tell you where the folder is, drag & drop the

    'Outlook
    > Express' folder.
    > 6 Others, may be a drag & drop, may be the formal 'backup' utility

    built
    > into the program, only you can determine where, how. A good example of
    > 'odd' locations is the earlier versions of Works which saved their

    files in
    > in with the actual program files themselves.
    >
    > Drag & drop means use Windows Explorer, in Win 7 this will be the

    yellow
    > Icon third from the left on the task bar.
    > When you get to bring drag & drop items into Win7 you will find a)

    when you
    > drag & hover over the destination Win 7 will tell you what it's going

    to do
    > (copy or move) b) automatically moves Pictures, Music and Videos to

    their
    > own folders 'out' of documents.
    >
    > When you do a 'file, import' for Favourites, Addressbook/Contacts and

    Email
    > Messages just remember to point it at the external usb device.
    >
    > Best
    > Paul.


    Paul,

    I really like that and many thanks for your very detained explanation.
    I am sure that I will make use of what you have said, but I have yet to
    get my new PC. I have one in mind and may get it in the next few days
    after I have thought a little more about it. In the meantime I am
    sussing things out. I really appreciate your contribution. Thanks
    again.
     
  5. Marty

    Marty Flightless Bird

    Try laplinks win 7 migration utility. It will transfer everything from
    the old machine to the new machine. desktop icons programs and setting.

    Used this on 3 machines (XP machines) with no problems

    BTW, like win 7 alot.

    Emrys Davies wrote:
    > I have Win98 SE, OE6 and IE6
    >
    > I have spent quite a while on Google and I have come to the conclusion
    > that my system will not allow me to download Windows Easy Transfer so
    > that I can use Easy Transfer Cable when I get my new PC (Win7), which
    > should be fairly soon. Just checking if I am correct in that
    > assumption.
    >
    > I have backed up most things that matter onto Flash Drives and, from
    > what I have read in this forum, Win7 will import them via File > import
    >> messages > ect or File > Contacts ect.

    >
    >
    >
     

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