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  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 79
    Windows 7 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Jul 2015 #11

    You can still run Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 10. All you have to do is to copy two directories from your Windows 7/Windows 8: \Windows\system32\migration and \Windows\system32\migwiz to your destination system. Place them anywhere outside Windows hierarchy. Run migwiz\migwiz.exe

    Tested on my own machine doing W7->W10 and W10->W10
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  2. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 833
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       27 Jul 2015 #12

    Just understand that Windows Easy Transfer, by itself, does not allow you to transfer apps, only data and settings. It was the "alohabob add-on" that allowed for the transferring of apps, and that is what they pulled from distribution.
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  3. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       31 Jul 2015 #13

    Mark Phelps said: View Post
    Just understand that Windows Easy Transfer, by itself, does not allow you to transfer apps, only data and settings. It was the "alohabob add-on" that allowed for the transferring of apps, and that is what they pulled from distribution.
    Zinstall (mentioned a few posts above) have a tool that transfers programs, too. They have a demo video on the Win10 upgrade tutorial page. It's more expensive, though.
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  4. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 833
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       31 Jul 2015 #14

    LapLink has PCMover, which also allows you to migrate apps from one PC to another ... it's just that the question was about Windows Easy Transfer.
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  5. Joined : Mar 2014
    Arizona
    Posts : 53
    Win7/Win8
       27 Aug 2015 #15

    poset said: View Post
    You can still run Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 10. All you have to do is to copy two directories from your Windows 7/Windows 8: \Windows\system32\migration and \Windows\system32\migwiz to your destination system. Place them anywhere outside Windows hierarchy. Run migwiz\migwiz.exe

    Tested on my own machine doing W7->W10 and W10->W10
    Thank you for this poset, Works like a charm. Copied to my server for use later.
    Last edited by Mohave PC; 27 Aug 2015 at 14:23. Reason: missing text
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  6. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,044
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       27 Aug 2015 #16

    I've never understood why you'd want to trust software to move your data over, when no one (or not app) will know where you keep your data better than you. I wouldn't want a wizard guessing at my file locations when I know exactly where I keep anything and everything important. Does Easy Transfer do something more than this?

    I realize not everyone knows where their files are (like most people in my company), but those aren't the people who would be doing an OS upgrade themselves.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,283
    win 10 Insider
       27 Aug 2015 #17

    Certainly, almost everyone I know doesn't know where their files are ("You mean to say I have files?"). When moving people to a new computer I have to spend quite a while hunting them out. Last one I did had photos in a temp folder off appdata!
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  8. Joined : Mar 2015
    Philadelphia
    Posts : 1,044
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       28 Aug 2015 #18

    linw said: View Post
    Certainly, almost everyone I know doesn't know where their files are ("You mean to say I have files?"). When moving people to a new computer I have to spend quite a while hunting them out. Last one I did had photos in a temp folder off appdata!
    If I'm upgrading someone else's computer, I take an image of the entire hard drive, so I can pull out something we didn't get right away. I first back up their files from all the usual places, then follow that up with an image in case something is forgotten. Then I do the upgrade and restore the files I found, keeping the image for later use when I get the call that something is missing. I do this in a corporate setting and personal.
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,283
    win 10 Insider
       28 Aug 2015 #19

    I do that as well. Nice to have the backstop!

    This saved a business a couple of years ago when, after cleaning out all the many infections, I discovered their business files were in a deleted temp folder buried about five levels down!
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  10. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       08 Sep 2015 #20

    poset said: View Post
    You can still run Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 10. All you have to do is to copy two directories from your Windows 7/Windows 8: \Windows\system32\migration and \Windows\system32\migwiz to your destination system. Place them anywhere outside Windows hierarchy. Run migwiz\migwiz.exe
    Does anyone know where I can download the 64 bit files for the migwiz folder and the migration folder. Seems I only have 32 bit computers with Windows 7 around here
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