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Old WinXP PC to New Win7 machine

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November 8, 2009 2:11:13 PM

Hi, do I really need an 'Easy Transfer Cable for Windows 7' when I get my new machine?
If I have all my pictures, music, video files on an external HD, I can just connect it to my new Win7 PC right?
But what about transferring programs? Not sure what else I would need to transfer over to the new PC.
Any help is very appreciated.
Thanks:) 

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November 8, 2009 6:33:27 PM
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No you don't need a cable, you can use W7 ETW to save files and settings to a second drive, cd/dvd or USB stick.
Insert the W7 DVD.
Browse to the DVD drive on your computer and click migsetup.exe in the Support\Migwiz directory
Run the W7 ETW.
November 12, 2009 1:48:30 PM

For the programs, you would need to reinstall them on your new machine.
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November 12, 2009 5:38:14 PM

Thank's for adding that, I forgot to mention reinstalation of programs.
November 12, 2009 11:58:56 PM

Thanks for the info. I will connect my external HD to my new PC, hope it connects without any hassle, and transfer my files...and re-install any programs.
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