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Vista Windows.old import

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February 27, 2009 3:46:27 PM

I recently upgraded my MOBO and had to reinstall Vista. the windows.old folder is present with all the goodies in it. How do I import the file and settings into the new Vista install. This is a Vista to Vista move. I did a search in the OS help and windows.old was not found in the search!

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February 27, 2009 5:28:21 PM

Your new Vista installation simply renamed your old installation.

Did you tried "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" (for XP, under "Accessories - System tools") and point to that directory?
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February 27, 2009 5:41:52 PM

LoneEagle said:
Your new Vista installation simply renamed your old installation.


If your implying that vista left everything in place and just fixed somethings. Im pretty certqain that that is not the case becaus eif
I look in "documents" or "programs" they are empty.

I'm not sure what you mean?

thanks for the reply though :) 

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February 27, 2009 6:55:12 PM

LoneEagle said:

Did you tried "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" (for XP, under "Accessories - System tools") and point to that directory?


Im using VISTA and that does not exists. Apparently it was replaced with "Windows Easy Transfer" which wants you to have access to the computer you want to transfer from so you can prepare it for transfer. Pretty lame if you ask me that I cant simply import the files and settings from the windows.old.


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