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How Does Windows Easy Transfer 7 To 8.1

Windows Easy Transfer is a program with Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Windows 7 that allows users to transfer files and settings from a computer running an older version of Windows to a newer one. 

Microsoft released a new version of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 8, allowing users to transfer files and settings from a computer running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7 to a computer running Windows 8.

Download and install Windows Easy Transfer

If upgrading to a new PC, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to copy all your files, photos, music, e-mail, settings, and more from your old PC to your new one. All you need is a network, an Easy Transfer Cable, or a USB flash drive.

Here’s how to get started:

  1. On your old PC, open Windows Easy Transfer and follow the instructions.
  2. Open Windows Easy Transfer and follow the instructions on your new PC.
  3. When prompted, insert your Easy Transfer Cable or USB flash drive into your old PC and follow the instructions.
  4. When prompted, insert your Easy Transfer Cable or USB flash drive into your new PC and follow the instructions.
  5. When prompted, select the files and settings you want to transfer, and follow the instructions.
  6. When the transfer is complete, you can use your old PC until you’re ready to turn it off.
  7. On your new PC, you can find your files in the same places they were on your old PC. For example, your photos will be in the Pictures folder, and your music will be in the Music folder.

Connect your Windows 7 computer to your Windows 8.1 computer

Assuming you want to share files between the two computers: 

  1. Connect both computers to the same router using Ethernet cables or a wireless connection.
  2. On the Windows 8.1 computer, open the Start menu and type “Network and Sharing Center.” Select “Change advanced sharing settings.”
  3. Expand the “Private” profile and make sure the following options are enabled:

– Turn on network discovery

– Turn on file and printer sharing

– Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders

  1. On the Windows 7 computer, open the Start menu and type “Network and Sharing Center.” Select “Change advanced sharing settings.”
  2. Expand the “Private” profile and make sure the following options are enabled:

– Turn on network discovery

– Turn on file and printer sharing

– Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write files in the Public folders

  1. On the Windows 8.1 computer, open File Explorer and select the Homegroup option from the left sidebar.
  2. Click the “Create a new homegroup” button and follow the prompts. Make sure to select the “Share all of my libraries” option.
  3. On the Windows 7 computer, open File Explorer and select the Homegroup option from the left sidebar.
  4. Click on the “Join an existing homegroup” button and enter the password for the homegroup.
  5. You should now be able to access the files on both computers from each other.

Start Windows Easy Transfer

Windows Easy Transfer is a program with Microsoft Windows XP and Windows Vista. It transfers files and settings from a Windows XP or Windows Vista computer to a Windows 7 computer.

Windows Easy Transfer is not available for Windows 8 or Windows 10. However, you can use the Windows Easy Transfer Cable to transfer files from a Windows XP or Windows Vista computer to a Windows 10 computer.

To start Windows Easy Transfer on a Windows XP or Windows Vista computer:

  1. Click Start, and then click All Programs.
  2. Click Accessories, and then click System Tools.
  3. Click Windows Easy Transfer.

To start Windows Easy Transfer on a Windows 7 computer:

  1. Click Start, and then click Control Panel.
  2. Click System and Security, and then click Backup and Restore.
  3. In the left pane, click Create a system image.
  4. In the left pane, click Set up backup.
  5. In What do you want to back up? Section, select the Files check box.
  6. In How do you want to back up your files? Select the External hard disk or network location option, and click Next.
  7. In Where do you want to save your backup? Select the external hard drive or network location you want to use, and then click Next.
  8. Review the Ready to complete section settings and click Start backup.
  9. In the Backup is a complete section; click the View backup and restore history link.
  10. Click the Copy link next to the most recent backup in the Backup History section.
  11. In the Copy Backup Wizard, click Next.
  12. In the Select a Destination section, select the external hard drive or network location that you want to use and then click Next.
  13. Review the settings in the Ready to copy section, and click Copy.
  14. In the Copy is a complete section; click Finish.

You can now use the Windows Easy Transfer Cable to transfer files from the Windows XP or Windows Vista computer to the Windows 10 computer.

Conclusion

Assuming you’re referring to transferring files and settings from one computer to another: 

There are a few ways to go about transferring files and settings. One way is to use an external hard drive or USB to transfer the files over physically. Another way is to use a cloud storage service, like Dropbox or Google Drive, to transfer the files wirelessly. 

If you’re transferring files from a PC to a Mac, you can use the Windows Migration Assistant to help with the process.

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