Windows Easy Transfer is just what it says, easy. You can use the Internet or go online and purchase an easy transfer cable. A standard USB cable will not work. You can also use an external USB or flash drive as well. The Windows Easy Transfer allows you to transfer profile settings such as the user accounts, documents, music, pictures, e-mail configuration settings, IE favorites, videos, desktop items, printer settings, and much more as shown in figure 1.

Using Windows Easy Transfer 1

Figure 1

Since I just went online and ordered my Easy Transfer Cable I won’t have one to show you so I will use Windows Easy Transfer from my Vista laptop using the network I have here and make that selection in figure 2.

Using Windows Easy Transfer 2

Figure 2

After you choose the network selection, Windows 7 or Vista will give you a Windows Easy Transfer Key to use on the old PC you are transferring from as shown in figure 2.9.

Using Windows Easy Transfer 3

Figure 3

Once you have entered the Windows Easy Transfer Key, it will automatically search the network for the new PC and transfer the profiles. This is not a quick transfer. This took about two hours for my profile containing about 2GB of files in the profiles.

This lesson is a part of Installing Windows 7 chapter from 70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Prep course. More lessons in this chapter are

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The Practice tests included in this course are:

70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Practice Test 1

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70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Practice Test 2

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70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Practice Test 3

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70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Practice Test 4

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70-680 Configuring Windows 7 Practice Test 5

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