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Files and Settings Transfer Wizard - XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Sasquatch, Feb 6, 2004.

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  1. Sasquatch

    Sasquatch Thread Starter

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    I'm about to do a fresh XP install instead of an upgrade. Since I have all of my data backed up on the D drive, including a fresh copy of my Outlook 98 files and folders (outlook0.pst, mailbox.pst, etc), does it make any sense to run the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, or will that just be duplicating what I've already done? Most of the software on the current C drive setup isn't worth messing with so I'll be reinstalling what I need with new drivers, etc.

    The only settings I can think of that I'll have to redo are my IE Taskbar and Links, etc. I'll be able to copy all of my Favorites from the D drive or my laptop.

    Are there any others that make it worthwhile, or since I won't be reinstalling many of the old programs will that throw the Wizard a loop when I try to move the settings and files back into the new XP install on the C drive???

    Thanks!
     
  2. dsluser

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    I'd just copy all the files you want to keep to a portable storage device like a portable HD if possible
     
  3. Sasquatch

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    I have no problem with copying/transferring all the files. What I need to know is if the Wizard will go bonkers on me since I won't have all of the same programs on the newly formatted C drive after I install XP.

    What will happen when the Wizard can't find the same programs? Will it populate only the ones it finds and leave the others alone?
     
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    Never mind. I didn't mess with it. I'm rebuild the settings I need.

    Thanks.
     
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