Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate some desktop settings from a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista

Windows Easy Transfer does not migrate some desktop settings from a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to a 64-bit version of Windows Vista

Article ID : 929459
Last Review : March 15, 2007
Revision : 1.2

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the settings that are not migrated when you use the Windows Easy Transfer tool to migrate files and settings from a computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows Vista to a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista.

MORE INFORMATION

When you use the Windows Easy Transfer tool to migrate files and settings to a computer that is running a 64-bit version of Windows Vista, the following desktop settings are not migrated:

• The wallpaper

This includes the default Windows Vista wallpaper together with custom wallpaper images.

• Taskbar settings

This includes the selections for the following options:

• The Auto-hide the taskbar check box
• The Keep the taskbar on top of other windows check box
• The Show Quick Launch check box
• The Show window previews (thumbnails) check box
• The Windows Aero color scheme

This setting is not migrated even if the destination computer supports Windows Aero settings.


APPLIES TO
• Windows Vista Business
• Windows Vista Enterprise
• Windows Vista Home Basic
• Windows Vista Home Premium
• Windows Vista Ultimate
• Windows Vista Enterprise 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Basic 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit edition
• Windows Vista Starter

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