PRogram Migration from XP to 7 RC

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  1. sgtsunburn

    sgtsunburn New Member

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    Need a little help here. So i just dl'd the Windows 7 RC, fresh install, found the windows.old folder, all is well, but i cannot get the USMT (user state migration tool) to work, nor can i figure out how to get the Deployment toolkit thing i've heard about. I need to install all the programs that i have into the windows 7 OS, basically what the USMT is supposed to do. Could someone explain the USMT process, or offer an easy and simple alternative?
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  2. sgtsunburn

    sgtsunburn New Member

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    bump? please?
     
  3. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    Unfortunately, All 3rd party programs will need to be re-installed.

    The windows.old folder can be deleted as well as long as you have made a backup of your important files.
     
  4. Radenight

    Radenight New Member

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    "Need a little help here. So i just dl'd the Windows 7 RC, fresh install, found the windows.old folder, all is well, but i cannot get the USMT (user state migration tool) to work, nor can i figure out how to get the Deployment toolkit thing i've heard about. I need to install all the programs that i have into the windows 7 OS, basically what the USMT is supposed to do. Could someone explain the USMT process, or offer an easy and simple alternative?
    THanks"
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    Yes, as Reghakr said ALL 3rd party apps HAVE to be re-installed... ;)

    Deleting the Windows.old folder will also free up a good chunk of HDD space.. :)
     
  5. sgtsunburn

    sgtsunburn New Member

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    yeh, but there are some apps, especially outlook, that i want to transfer over. and not the actual program files, i have those. I need the user profiles and such transferred over. Also my bookmarks from my browers in xp. other than that, im good.
     
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    Radenight New Member

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    I'm pretty sure for Outlook you should have saved all your settings and emails BEFORE you installed Windows 7.... ;) The Windows.Old folder I'm almost certain does NOT contain that information... I hope I'm wrong about that but I really don't think it has that stuff in it.. I don't and have never used Outlook but like I said, I'm pretty sure you were supposed to save all that stuff before you installed 7.. ;)

    The bookmarks from XP is the same case.. They should have been burned, copied or written down prior to the installation of windows 7 RC.. :)
     
  7. reghakr

    reghakr Excellent Member

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    That's why it's always good idea to get as much information as possible before installing an new OS.

    I have two hard drives a permanently connected USB external hard drive and flash drives as well and I use these for saving my important files.

    The reason all these applications need re-installed is because when you installed the new OS, the registry was completely re-written which means it contains no references to the programs you had previously installed.

    Installing a program like Out or the full blown Off suite adds Thousands of registry entries and if these are not located in the registry the program won't execute at all.

    Just a note for future use.
     

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