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08-Nov-2009, 12:55 PM #1
Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer" incredibly slow
Ok so I'm running Windows 7 Easy Transfer right now between two very new and up-to-date Windows 7 PCs. I'm using the network connection.

Everything is moving incredibly slow, and for a while it seemed like it was completely frozen. The estimated processing time has decreased some since a few minutes ago, but right now it says it's going to take 2 days, 8 hours.

Indeed I am transferring almost 300 GB, but if I used my external hard drive, it wouldn't take nearly as long. I just wanted to try Easy Transfer for fun.

What do I do? If I can't wait that long, can I end the transfer process?
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08-Nov-2009, 01:17 PM #2
I reckon it should take about 10 hour on a 100 mbit link.
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08-Nov-2009, 02:08 PM #3
Can I just stop it then?

I'll figure out myself afterwords what files are incomplete.
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08-Nov-2009, 02:56 PM #4
I would think so.
I have never used it.
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08-Nov-2009, 03:57 PM #5
I was faced with the same scenario. After waiting for 30 mins I canceled the process and restarted it. The second time I only transfered windows and program settings such as favotites, folder options, etc. and it completed in no time at all. I backed up all of my data to another drive and then transfered it all back after the easy transfer was complte.
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