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Hello,

I want to transfer the user settings / profile from a Windows 7 64 bit O/S on older hardware to a Windows 7 64 bit on new hardware.

I went through the motions with Windows easy transfer, and it seems the migration was successful except for a few items:

Location of the start menu did not restore to position of original (old machine). On the old machine it is on the top of the screen instead of bottom.

Also, on the old machine the quick launch buttons were not migrated either (the ones hjust to the left of the clock on the menu bar).

Does anyone know why these settings on the new machine do not match the old machine?

I ran the wizard from within the users profile on both machines (the only one that exists beside admin account).

Thanks,

Mark
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Microsoft says you can transfer the following. It kind of sounds like you either migrated the wrong account or there was an issue while the transfer ran either during collection or during restore to new machine. I would just try to run it again and see if you have the same issue:

You can transfer most files and program settings. Specifically:

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      Files and folders. Everything within the Documents, Music, Pictures, and Shared Documents folders. Using advanced options, you can select additional files and folders to transfer from other locations.
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      E-mail settings, contacts, and messages.
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      Program settings. Settings that keep your programs configured as you had them on your old computer. Windows Easy Transfer doesn't transfer the programs themselves. Some programs might not work in this version of Windows, including security programs, antivirus programs, firewall programs (your new computer should already have a firewall running to help ensure safety during the transfer), and programs with software drivers.
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      User accounts and settings. Desktop backgrounds, network connections, screen savers, Start menu options, taskbar options, folders, specific files, network printers and drives, and accessibility options.
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      Internet settings and favorites. Internet connection settings, favorites, and cookies.
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      Pictures and video. Pictures—which includes any visual format (for example, .jpg, .bmp, and .gif files)—and personal videos.
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      Music. Electronic music files, playlists, and album art.
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Thank you for the asistance. Your answer is excellent.

Cheers,

Mark
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