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Transfer programs prior to new system installation

I need to install a new operating system now that XP is dead. Is there a way to transfer my programs to another drive and then re-install after I add new system?
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Easy Transfer fails on XP with “you are currently logged in using a temporary profile”

There are multiple profiles on the XP machine I am trying to migrate from, one of which has a .BAK extension. I launch Easy Transfer, attached the USB null modem cable when prompted, and a few ...
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Windows Easy Transfer does not allow me to backup

When I run Windows Easy Transfer on my old Windows 8.1 computer, it tells me that I can use this program to transfer to this PC (and does not mention transferring from or backing up from this PC). ...
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How can I transfer files from Window 8 to Windows 7 (since Easy Transfer won't work)?

I am trying to transfer files from my Acer Windows 8 computer to my new Gateway laptop with Windows 7. I have finally learned that Easy Transfer program will not work in this direction. Please ...
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How do I change the transfer method on Windows Easy Transfer?

The first time I started up Windows Easy Transfer on my new Windows 8.1. machine, it asked me which transfer method I wanted to use. I mistakenly chose usb-drive. Realising this, I quit and restarted ...
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What kind of “removable” drive does Windows Easy Transfer require?

I am trying to save my Windows Easy Transfer MIG file to an external hard drive, but Windows Easy Transfer is refusing to put it there because it isn't treating that drive as "removable". Is there a ...
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What advantages does Windows Easy Transfer have over copying?

What are the advantages in using Windows Easy Transfer instead of just copying/moving the user data stored in \Users\XYZ? Are there any? I noticed that, when creating the backup, they skip NTUSER.* ...
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Same computer, new domain. Windows easy transfer does not list old domain account

We recently switched to a new domain here at the office. We are using the same machines (windows 7 ultimate x64), just changed to new domains (removed machine from old domain, joined new domain). I ...
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Is it possible (and safe) to stop the Windows Easy Transfer in mid-transfer?

I'm writing a 26GB WET file to a new Windows 7 PC and it's going to take 13h. There's no "stop" button, so I'd have to click the [x] to close it. Is that safe? Clarification: will closing it just ...
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Can I use Easy Transfer twice?

I used Easy Transfer to migrate files from my Vista machine to a new Windows 7 machine. However, I have delayed in using the new machine about 2 months so now my old Vista machine has new files and ...
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How do I use Windows Easy Transfer to copy all my settings to Windows 8?

How can I use Windows Easy Transfer to copy all my settings and files to Windows 8, from Windows 7?
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Completely remove user account and create another with same name in Windows 7

Here's my question simply and then the details in case they help to get me an appropriate answer. Question: How can I completely and permanently delete a user account in Windows 7 so that I can ...
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Windows Easy Transfer - multiple attemps

How does Windows Easy Transfer transfer behave if you try it several times? 1) If you try to transfer the same items twice? 2) If you try to deselect items? The reason for the questions, is that it ...
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Windows Easy Transfer hanging

I have a Windows Easy Transfer session that constantly says "1 min left". Can I assume that the backup is quite complete? How can I get out of it? I'm backing up to a drive I'm also backing up ...
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Possible to copy Windows 7 local user profile link with junction point to new Windows 7 machine?

I am using Windows 7 in my old machine. All my I user profiles store in another HDD and I use mklink/j to create a junction point to c:\users. I bought a new machine with better performance and ...
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Does Windows Easy Transfer result in a slow computer?

OK, so I'm having a dispute with somebody in my company that vehemently believes that copying a users files from one computer to a new computer using Windows Easy Transfer will somehow result in a ...
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Is there way to use Windows Easy Transfer on Windows Server 2008

At work, I'd been experimenting with using Windows Server 2008 as a desktop machine - I'm a s/w developer so some of the server software was particularly appropriate, but back in the day there was a ...