Win Easy Transfer Win 7 to Win 8.1 with Parallels

Posted on 2014-07-11
Last Modified: 2014-07-12
Win Easy Transfer Win 7 to Win 8.1 with Parallels

I want to use Win 7 Easy Transfer to transfer files from Win 7 Pro [PC] to Win 8.1 Pro/ MacMini with Parallels 9 desktop using my local office network.

Any particular concerns I should have? Or will transfer work like between 2 PCs  Win 7 Pro >--> Win 8.1 Pro

What happens to MS Office 2007 programs - should Office be installed before Transfer? I know about copying .pst files as I have done this from PC [Win 7 Pro] >--> Dell laptop [Win 8.1 preinstalled].
Question by:MARSPATH
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    You don't need to have office installed prior to but the office program will not transfer just your profile configuration and all your data. At some point you will have to install office on the Win8 PC. You should not have to re-create your Outlook profile but unfortunately that is not always the case. The PST files should copy as part of the Windows Easy Transfer but making another copy just in case is not a bad idea. It will also copy all your IE favorites but not your Firefox or Chrome data. So it is an OK product to use but it has limits. The only issue I ran into was when I go to the Win8 PC I had to click on the advanced tab and select the user accounts--this is not as obvious as it should be.

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    Thanks for good input - especially Chrome history, etc.

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