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Upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 10

komondor 5,844 2,388 October 7, 2015 at 12:30 PM
I just did a clean install of Windows 10 on my Windows 7 PC. I purchased a new SSD and ran the migration wizard on my Windows 7 PC. I found out a couple of things I wanted to pass on.

If you have more than one hard drive in your PC disconnect them from your PC before the install.

Windows 10 Does NOT support the migration wizard from Windows 7.
I was able to just copy the migwiz folder from my Windows 7 disk and it installed and ran fine.

You can also install IE 11x64 and it works on Windows 10 a lot better than "Edge" as a browser.


MS offers a free download of PC Mover,

IF you call do chat with MS support for Windows 10 Do not expect anything as far as an answer goes.

PC mover can be downloaded here
https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-your-data


This is my chat about the migration wizard



Hi, thanks for visiting Answer Desk! I'm Igrid P..

12:41 pm




Hello there! How may I help you today?

12:41 pm



Hi I just read that there is no easy transfer wizard in Windows 10 is that correct, I did a clean install and used the wizard to save my files and settings

12:42 pm


Thank you for sharing your concern with me today. Let me see what I can do help you on this.

12:43 pm

thanks I am not sure I like Windows 10 I was able to install IE 11 and that helped but I had a lot of files in the transfer wizard

12:44 pm


If I may ask did you already try to transfer the files already?

12:45 pm


yes I did the transfer saved to a hard drive and did a clean install of win10

12:46 pm


Did you already try to check on the hard drive after the clan installation?

12:47 pm


check for what I have the .mig file but there is no migration wizard in windows 10 it seems?

12:48 pm



I see. Let me go ahead and check further details here.

12:48 pm



ok

12:49 pm



If I may did you use Windows easy transfer?

12:51 pm



yes

12:51 pm




I used it on my windows 7 install, saved to an external drive then did a clean install of windows 10. I had some issues with my windows 7 so I di not want to do an upgrade

12:52 pm


I see.

12:53 pm




If you use Windows easy transfer it should be working fine.

12:54 pm



but how do i bring it up in windows 10?

12:54 pm



I type easy transfer and nothing come up

12:54 pm




it has nothing that can open the .mig file?

12:55 pm



I'm still checking further information here.

12:56 pm



ok

12:56 pm



One moment please.

12:56 pm




Thank you for patiently waiting.

12:59 pm



np

12:59 pm


Your files might be corrupted or there is no program that can open this file, what you can do is to try to convert the files or you can have our paid support and we will gonna try our best to retrieve the files and we also give money back guarantee.

1:00 pm



I am confused , I can take the disk to another win7 box and it opens fine. It seems Windows 10 does not have the migration wizard, I just want to know if that is true or if it does where the migration wizard files are located

1:02 pm




it is a simple question

1:03 pm



Your issue needs advance troubleshooting and if you want you can avail our paid support.

1:07 pm



you cannot answer a simple question like is there a migration wizard

1:09 pm




I am not saying I have a problem with my pc

1:10 pm



just asking if a feature that was in windows 7 was available

1:10 pm




For more information you can follow this link. Windows Easy Transfer

1:11 pm



that is what I did but the restore does not work in Windows 10 that is my question?

1:11 pm




funny in the time it took me to talk to you I found this article

1:12 pm


In order for PCmover to do its job successfully, the older computer containing the desired files needs to be running Windows XP or later, and both PCs need to have an Internet connection. Additionally, while any selected files and folders will be moved over to the newer PC, including personalized settings and preferences, installed apps will not make the trip - that particular feature only comes with the $59.95 PCmover Professional edition.

The free version of PCmover Express will be available until August 31, 2016 and is for personal, non-commercial use only. Those interested in using the migration software can download it directly from Microsoft.

1:12 pm




and i was able to copy the migration wizard folder from my old windows 7 disk and it ran fine just in case you get someone else looking for an answer to an easy question

1:13 pm

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Just FYI generally a migration is not a "clean" install..
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Not sure why migration is not a clean install

To me a clean install is you insert the windows disk, delete the old partitions from the old original drive then install windows.

The migration is just the user files and your favorites along with some cookies, and your desktop and some other settings?
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Quote from komondor View Post :
Not sure why migration is not a clean install

To me a clean install is you insert the windows disk, delete the old partitions from the old original drive then install windows.

The migration is just the user files and your favorites along with some cookies, and your desktop and some other settings?
Long as it's raw files being transferred I'd still consider it a clean install. Any settings, configurations, custom reg edits and else NOT a clean install.
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