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transfer files from XP to Windows 7

Posted on 2011-09-20
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I need to transfer a profile from one pc (XP) to a new install pc (Windows 7) and I wanted to know if there's a way to do this efficiently?

If so, what tools are available and wha is the best way to do this?  I have two hours to do this and this would include Office profile as well.
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by:dumpsterdivingdave
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Have you tried the Windows Easy Transfer in Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools on the Windows 7 machine?
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by:Neil Russell
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If you only have 2 hours to do it, you best hope its a very small profile :P
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Thommy earned 500 total points
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I suggest using Windows Easy Transfer as already mentioned above.

Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7
http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=4503

Works really great!!!
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by:ee4itpro
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Sorry,

I just found out that this is Vista business to Windows 7.  I tried running this utlility, but I received errors.

What's the utility I should be running?
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by:dumpsterdivingdave
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Try the User State Migration Tool 4.0

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd883247(WS.10).aspx

It states that it can migrate from either XP or Vista to 7.
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