Windows Easy Transfer 6.3
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Windows Easy Transfer 6.3

Free Windows Easy Transfer transfers user’s files between two computers
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Windows Easy Transfer is a tool intended to help you transfer your files between two computers, e.g. when you buy a new PC and you do not want to lose your old files and settings. It is capable of copying user accounts, documents, browser favorites, e-mail application settings, among other files. This application comes with Windows 7, but it also works in XP and Vista. However, for these two versions, you will have to download it from the Microsoft website; the good news is that both are free.

Using this program is easy as it comes in the form of a wizard, which will guide you through all the steps. Notice, however, that the steps to perform on the source computer are different from the ones on the target machine. Three different transfer ways are available. As the most efficient (and most costly) alternative, you can use an easy-transfer cable. Additionally, you can transfer your data over the network or using an external drive.

Notice that although you will be able to transfer your programs, this does not mean that you will be able to use them on the other machine. Most programs require installations, which are specific to the running operating system and make some changes to the Registry. However, I cannot see what impedes creating a program capable of transferring and installing programs between machines running similar versions of an operating system with no need for the installer. more

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Pros

  • It is easy to use
  • It supports various transfer means

Cons

  • It can be used by viruses to spread to the target machine

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This info was very helpful & written for laymen who are not computer savvy. Thanks for the help!

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