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I am transferring from a old PC to a new PC with a a Win 7 interface. How do I give it a different name. Do I use Properties? Otherwise old and new will both be C:/same name?
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When you say you are transferring. Tell me how are you trying to Transfer?
What does it means old and new will both be C:\Same name??

Please explain so we can guide you the correct procedure
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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On the new W7 machine:

Control Panel
System
Change settings
Computer Name

change nameRegards, Joe
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Yes but how to I get folder Window on the new Win 7 PC on the old Win 7 PC. I can not use flash drives as the size is too large and inn any case using the network is faster than using an intermediate device,

Mike
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by:Shahnawaz Ahmed
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Mike why you need to move windows folder? Do you have Operating System Installed on new PC? If you have already and You are thinking that your All applications profiles who were running on your OLD PC will be available on new PC if you copy windows and other folders to new PC then it will never work.

You need to Take a backup of old PC , complete Backup then needs to restore that backup to the new PC on which Operation system is already installed then you can Change the Computer name and all.
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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> how to I get folder Window on the new Win 7 PC

I assume you mean folder Windows (not Window). It will already be on your new W7 PC. When W7 is installed, it creates the C:\Windows folder. Moving your data and your programs from the old PC to the new one is a different issue — your data and programs are not stored in the C:\Windows folder. Regards, Joe
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by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
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Mike,
The comment you accepted as the solution has no solutions mentioned in it — the comment is a set of questions for you. Perhaps you accidentally selected the wrong comment as the solution. In any case, for the sake of the experts who tried to help you on this and for other members who may find this thread when searching for a similar problem, please explain what the solution really is, since no solution appears in the Accepted Solution. Thanks, Joe
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