How to use Windows Easy Transfer Companion to transfer programs from Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista

How to use Windows Easy Transfer Companion to transfer programs from Windows XP with Service Pack 2 to Windows Vista

Article ID : 931696
Last Review : February 22, 2007
Revision : 1.1
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SUMMARY

The Windows Easy Transfer Companion (WETC) is a program that you can use to help transfer programs from a computer that is running Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2) to a computer that is running Windows Vista. WETC does not replace Windows Easy Transfer. Instead, WETC is an independent program that complements Windows Easy Transfer. You can use WETC to transfer many kinds of programs between two computers that are connected by an Easy Transfer Cable or by a network connection.

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INTRODUCTION

This article describes how to use the Windows Easy Transfer Companion (WETC) in Windows Vista. This article includes the following:

• Update information
• System requirements to use WETC
• Best practices for use with WETC
• Known limitations
• Applications that are supported for use with WETC

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MORE INFORMATION

Update information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the 931696 package now. (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=82137&clcid=0x409)

Release Date: January 31, 2007

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 (/Feedback.aspx?kbNumber=119591/) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

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System requirements

WETC has the following system requirements:

• You must have the following two physical computers:

• The source computer must be running an x86-based version of Microsoft Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).
• The destination computer must be running an x86-based version of Windows Vista.

Note Both computers must be running the U.S. English version of Windows.

• At least 200 megabytes (MB) of hard disk space must be available.
• To use WETC, you must log on as an administrator.

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How to use Windows Easy Transfer Companion

1. Install WETC on both the Windows XP-based computer and the Windows Vista-based computer.
2. Connect the computers together by using an Easy Transfer Cable or by making a network connection.
3. Run the WETC program on the Windows XP-based computer.
4. Run the WETC program on the Windows Vista-based computer.
5. Follow the instructions in the WETC program to transfer the programs from the Windows XP-based computer to the Windows Vista-based computer.

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Best practices for performing a program transfer

We recommend that you consider the following list of best practices when you transfer programs from Windows XP to Windows Vista:

• Run an antivirus program to scan each computer before you start the program transfer operation.
• If you are transferring programs to or from a mobile PC, connect the mobile PC to a power source before you perform the program transfer operation.
• Verify that the programs that you want to transfer work correctly before you perform the transfer operation.
• Configure the drives on the destination computer so that they match the configuration of the source computer.
• After the program transfer has completed successfully, let WETC perform the post-transfer steps before you start to use the destination computer.

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Items that Windows Easy Transfer Companion can transfer

WETC is designed to transfer installed programs from one computer to another computer. WETC does not transfer files, settings, or user profiles.

Note The Windows Easy Transfer program that is included with Windows Vista is designed to transfer files, settings, and user profiles.

The following table lists the programs that we have transferred successfully by using WETC.

Communications programs

Program Vendor Versions
Acrobat Adobe 7
Acrobat Reader Adobe 7, 7.0.5, 7.0.8
AOL Instant Messenger AOL 5.9
AOL Toolbar AOL 3
Avant Browser Avant Force 11
Cam Frog Video Chat Camshare 3.72
Trillian Cerulean Studios 3.1
Google Earth Google 3
Google Talk Google
Google Toolbar Google 2.0.114, 3.0.126.3, 4
Windows Live Mail Desktop Microsoft
Firefox Mozilla 1.0.7, 1.0.6, 2
Netscape Netscape 7.2, 8.0.2, 8.0.4
Opera Opera 8.5
Eudora Qualcomm 6
Skype Skype 2.0
Yahoo Messenger Yahoo! 7, 8.1

Education programs

Program Vendor Versions
JumpStart Advanced 3rd Grade – Far-Out Field Trip Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 3rd Grade – Fundamentals Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 3rd Grade – Mystery Club 2 Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten – Animal Field Trip Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten – Arts & Crafts Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Kindergarten – Fundamentals Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Preschool – Fundamentals Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Preschool – Language Club Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced Preschool – Art for Fun Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade – Fundamentals Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade – Music Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 1st Grade – Art Club Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade – Fundamentals Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade – Field Trip Adventure Knowledge Adventure 2003
JumpStart Advanced 2nd Grade – Mystery Club Vol. 1 Knowledge Adventure 2003
Microsoft Student Microsoft 2006
2006 DVD Microsoft 2006
Encarta Dictionary Tools Microsoft 2006
Encarta Kids 2006 Microsoft 2006
Graphing Calculator Microsoft 2006

Entertainment programs

Program Vendor Versions
Call of Duty Activision 2
Battlefield 2 EA Games 1
Star Wars Battlefront Lucas Arts 2

Graphics and design programs

Program Vendor Versions
AfterEffects Adobe 6.5
Audition Adobe 1.5
InDesign Adobe 3 (CS1)
3D Home Architect Landscape Design Deluxe Broderbund 6
3D Home Design Suite Deluxe SE Broderbund 3
Better Homes and Gardens Home Designer Chief Architect 6
Corel Draw Graphics Suite Corel 12
Bitstream Font Navigator Corel
Capture Corel
Corel Draw Corel
Duplexing Wizard Corel
Photo-Paint Corel
R.A.V.E. Corel
SB Profiler Corel
Trace Corel
Paint Shop Pro Corel
Picasa Google 2
Irfan View Irfan Skiljan 3.98
Contribute Macromedia 8
Director Macromedia 8
Dreamweaver Macromedia 8
Fireworks Macromedia
Flash Macromedia
Digital Image Pro Microsoft 7
Photostory Microsoft 3
Web Easy Professional VCOM 5

Office and productivity programs

Program Vendor Versions
Crystal Reports Business Objects 10
WordPerfect Office Corel 12
WordPerfect Corel
Presentations Corel
QuatroPro Corel
Quicken Intuit 2005, 2006
QuickBooks Intuit 2006
Quicken WillMaker Intuit 2006
TurboTax Intuit 2004, 2005
Lotus Notes Lotus 6.5.1
SmartSuite Lotus 9.8
1-2-3 Lotus
Approach Lotus
FastSite Lotus
Freelance Graphics Lotus
Organizer Lotus
SmartCenter Lotus
WordPro Lotus
Office Microsoft 2003, XP, 2007
Word Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Excel Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
FrontPage Microsoft 2003, 2002
PowerPoint Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Groove Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
InfoPath Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Access Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
OneNote Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Outlook Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Publisher Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Visio Microsoft 2003, 2002, 2007
Project Microsoft 2003, 2002
Business Plan Pro Palo Alto 2006
Peachtree Accounting Sage Software 2005

Security programs

Program Vendor Versions
Ad-Aware Lavasoft 6.0 build 181

Tools and utility programs

Program Vendor Versions
Partition Magic PowerQuest 8
WinRAR RARLAB
WinZip WinZip Corp. 9, 9 SRI, 10
Fix It Utilities VCOM 5

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Items that Windows Easy Transfer Companion cannot transfer

WETC does not transfer the following kinds of programs:

• Programs that do not use an installation program. For example, WETC does not detect some plug-in programs. Therefore, these plug-in programs do not appear in the program selection list.
• Antivirus programs and operating system monitoring programs. These kinds of programs appear under Will Not Transfer in the program selection list.
• Programs that are already installed on the destination computer. These programs appear under Will Not Transfer in the program selection list.
• Operating system components.

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Known limitations of Windows Easy Transfer Companion

The following list describes the known limitations of WETC:

• You must plug the Easy Transfer Cable directly into each computer. Currently, WETC does not support using a USB hub.
• WETC does not transfer programs between two hard disks on the same computer.
• WETC does not support a dual-boot environment.
• WETC does not transfer the Microsoft .NET Framework 1.1. If your programs require the .NET Framework 1.1, you must install this program before you perform the transfer operation. For more information about how to obtain the .NET Framework 1.1 program, visit the following Microsoft Web sites:

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=262d25e3-f589-4842-8157-034d1e7cf3a3&displaylang=en (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=262d25e3-f589-4842-8157-034d1e7cf3a3&displaylang=en)

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=A8F5654F-088E-40B2-BBDB-A83353618B38 (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?displaylang=en&FamilyID=A8F5654F-088E-40B2-BBDB-A83353618B38)

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APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Starter

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