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Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2005 2:30:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I've recently purchased a new laptop pre-installed with Windows XP Home
Edition. Because I wanted to keep all programs from my old computer that I
don't use anymore (it was installed with Windows Me), I tried to use the
Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Since I don't have a direct serial cable,
I used the wizard disk, ran the wizard on my old computer, and transferred
the entire USMT2.UNC folder to an external USB hard Drive.

When I loaded up the folder on my new laptop and attempted to use the
transfer wizard, it gave me the error message: "The wizard cannot create the
data needed to save your settings. Make sure you have enough disk space
available."

This is strange, as the entire folder only takes up 3.23 GB (it contains
three files: IMG00001.DAT, IMG00002.DAT, and status) while the C Drive on my
new laptop has 16.9 GB of free space (which should be plenty). Cleaning the
TEMP folder could not solve this problem.

Is there a way to make the wizard work? The version of Windows XP installed
on the laptop is SP2, if that helps.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 23, 2005 6:26:08 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

If your new laptop drive is formatted FAT32, you'll have to
convert it to NTFS.

CONVERTING FAT32 to NTFS
in Windows XP
(by Alex Nichol, MS-MVP)
http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.htm

HOW TO: Use Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118&Product=winxp

HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305621&Product=winxp

Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576&Product=winxp

List of Programs Whose Settings Are Migrated When You Use
the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];304903

Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User
Microsoft Newsgroups

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"A.M.C." wrote:

| I've recently purchased a new laptop pre-installed with Windows XP Home
| Edition. Because I wanted to keep all programs from my old computer that I
| don't use anymore (it was installed with Windows Me), I tried to use the
| Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Since I don't have a direct serial cable,
| I used the wizard disk, ran the wizard on my old computer, and transferred
| the entire USMT2.UNC folder to an external USB hard Drive.
|
| When I loaded up the folder on my new laptop and attempted to use the
| transfer wizard, it gave me the error message: "The wizard cannot create the
| data needed to save your settings. Make sure you have enough disk space
| available."
|
| This is strange, as the entire folder only takes up 3.23 GB (it contains
| three files: IMG00001.DAT, IMG00002.DAT, and status) while the C Drive on my
| new laptop has 16.9 GB of free space (which should be plenty). Cleaning the
| TEMP folder could not solve this problem.
|
| Is there a way to make the wizard work? The version of Windows XP installed
| on the laptop is SP2, if that helps.
Anonymous
a b D Laptop
August 24, 2005 3:10:03 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general (More info?)

I converted all partitions on the laptop to NTFS, but the problem still
exists. Weird... :-(


>"Carey Frisch [MVP]" wrote:
>
> If your new laptop drive is formatted FAT32, you'll have to
> convert it to NTFS.
>
> CONVERTING FAT32 to NTFS
> in Windows XP
> (by Alex Nichol, MS-MVP)
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/ntfscvt.htm
>
> HOW TO: Use Files and Settings Transfer Wizard in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293118&Product=winxp
>
> HOW TO: Set Up a Direct Cable Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;305621&Product=winxp
>
> Cables That Are Compatible with Direct Cable Connection
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;310576&Product=winxp
>
> List of Programs Whose Settings Are Migrated When You Use
> the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;[LN];304903
>
> Files and Settings Transfer Wizard
> http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>
> --
> Carey Frisch
> Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP - Shell/User
> Microsoft Newsgroups
!