Updating windows vista 34 to 64

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I was then asked this very tricky question, for which there is only one answer.;) Why yes, Windows Easy Transfer, this IS my old computer.This allows you to map the old names to potentially new names/users on the new machine, or exclude names completely.You'll have to wait a while again, I waited about an hour.Select that this is your new computer and pick the migration file from the external hard drive.When you see the list of names in the migration file, click Customize.This is a screenshot heavy post, so bear with me, this is a tale best told with pictures.Disclaimer: I do work for Microsoft, but I don't work with the Win7 team so this is just one dude's opinion.

If you've got an XP machine and you're looking to go Windows 7, I recommend you at least give this built-in tool a look.I've never see an "Easy Transfer cable" in the real world, but apparently they do exist on Amazon.Fortunately I had a small external hard drive, so I just used that since both the "old" and "new" computer were the same machine.I think this is a hassle, but in the case of XP to 7, it's necessary.I was asked to "upgrade" a relative's machine from Windows XP to Windows 7, so I figured this was a good time to write-up the experience in case it helps others.

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