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After using Windows 8 Consumer Preview for a while I had to go back to Windows 7 on the same laptop. I wanted an easy way to copy most of my settings and to backup my user folder. I used "Windows Easy Transfer".

Turns out it isn't backwards compatible with Windows 7. "Windows Easy Transfer couldn't open the file"

So how can I restore at least my documents?

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Bad news. easy way to transfer it back is to re-install the windows 8 preview and restore the documents there.

then do a manual backup...

such a pain.

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