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We have a desktop that we use while in the office. We have a laptop that we use when we are in the field. Both are currently XP machines. We are currently using Laplink Gold to synchronize the 2 computers before and after we go out to an offsite job so that we keep the same information on both machines. Does anyone know if Laplink Gold is Windows 7 compatible? If we switch the desktop and laptop to Windows 7, can we use the Easy Transfer function to synchronize the laptop and desktop instead of Laplink Gold? Thanks for your help!
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Laplink Gold 2008 System Requirements

    * Microsoft Windows XP/Server 2003/Windows XP Media Center/Vista

No mention of Windows 7

I suggest before you take a gamble to contact Laplink
and ask them :  http://www.laplink.com/contact/
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Windows Easy Transfer
http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/windows-easy-transfer.aspx

it is used for data migration to new PC and not synchronization.
There are other tools for the job...You can put synchronization task in windows Scheduled Tasks  or use
3rd party tools like rsysn
http://www.itefix.no/i2/node/10650
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Thanks for the feedback. Senad - In your response you stated: "You can put synchronization task in windows Scheduled Tasks..." - would you please explain further? Is there synchronization functionality built into Windows 7?. Thanks
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use a script or 3rd  party component and schedule the task.
here you have a nice cost free example....
http://pcworld.about.com/magazine/2101p166id106724.htm
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