Transfer Wizard.



Steve Johnson
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
I have a new computer and I am using Transfer Wizard to Transfer information
from one computer to another. How long should this take on average. At
present my computer yells me I have just over one week to go!!!

PA Bear
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
It depends on how much data you're transferring to the new machine, Steve.
Have a good read of...

Using WinXP's FAST Wizard, by MVP Gary Woodruff
(Please read the caveats about Outlook Express)
http://aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
--
~Robear Dyer (PA Bear)
MS MVP-Windows (IE/OE) & Security

Steve Johnson wrote:
> I have a new computer and I am using Transfer Wizard to Transfer
> information
> from one computer to another. How long should this take on average. At
> present my computer yells me I have just over one week to go!!!

Jon
07-10-2005, 12:41 AM
If you just transfer the settings, and transfer your files via other backup
means, then it will be a very short process

Jon

"Steve Johnson" <stevejohnsonnz@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:CBDA0B00-F3AD-4DEE-8080-859DA9092958@microsoft.com...
>I have a new computer and I am using Transfer Wizard to Transfer
>information
> from one computer to another. How long should this take on average. At
> present my computer yells me I have just over one week to go!!!

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:42 AM
"Steve Johnson" <stevejohnsonnz@hotmail.com> wrote:

>I have a new computer and I am using Transfer Wizard to Transfer information
>from one computer to another. How long should this take on average. At
>present my computer yells me I have just over one week to go!!!

How are you doing the transfer?

It sounds as if you might be using a very slow connection between the
two computers, such as a serial port cable connection. A serial port
data cable transfer is the slowest possible method of transferring
data and if you have more than 100 megabytes or so of data then you
definitely want to look for a faster procedure.

FASTW is a two or three stage process, depending on how the computers
are connected to each other. The slowest part of the process should
be the gathering up of the files and settings from the old computer,
but even that should not take more than an hour even on a very slow
computer.

The different ways of using FASTW are:
1. Run FASTW on the old computer and save the file to a folder on the
old computer. Connect the two computers via some means (network, USB,
parallel, or serial cable) with the appropriate software and then run
FASTW on the new computer to import the saved information from the old
computer.
2. Connect the two computers via some means (network, USB, parallel,
or serial cable) with the appropriate software and run FASTW on the
old computer and save the file to a folder on the new computer. Then
run FASTW on the new computer to import the saved information.
3. Run FASTW on the old computer and save the file to a folder on the
old computer. Burn the saved result to a CD or DVD. Insert that disk
into the new computer and run FASTW to import the data.
4. Run FASTW on the old computer and save the file to a folder on the
old computer. Remove the hard drive from the old computer and install
it temporarily as a second hard drive in the new computer. Run FASTW
on the new computer to import the data.


Hope this is of some assistance.

Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
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http://aumha.org/alex.htm


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