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Solved: "Windows Easy Transfer" incredibly slow

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ralphygarfield, Nov 8, 2009.

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  1. ralphygarfield

    ralphygarfield Thread Starter

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    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?
     
  2. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Dave Trusted Advisor

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    I reckon it should take about 10 hour on a 100 mbit link.
     
  3. ralphygarfield

    ralphygarfield Thread Starter

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    Can I just stop it then?

    I'll figure out myself afterwords what files are incomplete.
     
  4. DaveBurnett

    DaveBurnett Dave Trusted Advisor

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    I would think so.
    I have never used it.
     
  5. MowermanEd

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    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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