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What is the best way of transferring everything to a new PC?

By robertq
Feb 8, 2011
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  1. Hi,

    I just bought New Dell PC with following Specs :

    64 bit Windows -7 ( Home Premium )

    Intel Core i7-2600 Processor (3.4GHz, 8MB Cache)

    12GB DDR3 SDRAM 1333MHz Memory

    500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing

    1GB ATI Radeon? HD5770 Graphics


    My old PC also has 500 GB HDD with Data

    I want to remove the Win 7 Home Premium from new PC & Install Win -7 Ultimate 64 bit on new HDD.

    Then Transfer data from old HDD to New HDD.

    What is the best way of doing it ?

    Do I need to fool around with Bios etc because the New PC has come with Win -7 Home Premium but I want to Install Win -7 Ultimate.

    Also waht is the best way of Transferring data from old HDD to New HDD ?

    Thank You.
  2. Mark56

    Mark56 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,271

    You should be able to do a clean install of Windows 7 Premium without any alteration to the Bios, you only need to set the CD drive to 1st in the boot order. Check after install in the Device Manager to make sure there are no yellow question marks next to hardware devices, if there are you will have to download driver for the device.

    Then you can use this guide to transfer your files.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer
  3. JasonWinTeam

    JasonWinTeam TS Rookie Posts: 24

    Windows Easy Transfer will do the trick; it's a step-by-step guide for transferring files and settings from one computer running Windows to another. It helps you choose what to move to your new computer, such as user accounts, Internet favorites, and e‑mail. It also lets you decide which method to use and then performs the transfer.

    I hope this helps and do enjoy your new computer.


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