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    I have windows 7 and XP on two hard drives for a dual boot system.
    It all works fine except for one problem.

    I want to use Windows Transfer in Windows 7 but the only options they have are for PCtoPC via cable, PC to PC over a network or External drive to Windows 7.

    There is no option to transfer files between two INTERNAL hard drives

    I tried all of the options and none of them work.

    Any suggestions ?????

    Thanks Guys,
    You have been a great help so far.
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    According to this: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...sked-questions you can use a flash drive as well. You should be able to load the information you want to move on the flash drive, then reboot to the other OS and access the flash drive and do the transfer.

    Here is a link for the XP version you will need: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...-easy-transfer

    At the cost of flash drives now, this should be a very reasonaly priced alternative.
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    Silver Lounger Banyarola's Avatar
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    I thought of that also but thought maybe there was another solution.

    I have external drives also that I can use.

    The purpose of using Widows Transfer is that it copies all your old settings so when I re-installed programs the setting would be there for them.

    I checked out PC Mover by laplink and that will do it also and it would include the programs.
    I just want to try to avoid buying the program if I can.
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    I also dual-boot XP and Win7 (actually, I also have Vista and Ubuntu)

    I edit the locations of the key directories (Document, Music, Videos, etc) so that they refer to the same location on all of the OSes so that no matter which one I use, I have the same documents, music, and so on.

    On Windows, TweakUI, TweakVI and Tweak7 make this easy. Though you can also edit the registry entries directly. On Ubuntu I mount my Windows partition and use "ln -s" to establish symbolic links.

    By the way, all of my files are on the D: drive, nothing is in c:\users\xxx\Documents, etc.

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    Hi Banya Rola,

    I have just transferred my settings using W7 easy transfer and selected the third option i.e. "an external hard disk or USB flash drive".

    After sorting out the items I wanted to transfer I was given an explorer window that let me navigate to another hard drive (SATA) within my PC to save the *.MIG file.

    This was with Windows 7 Ultimate but it should work for other flavours, too.

    I then re-installed windows and ran easy transfer again to transfer from the *.MIG file so it can be all done within the PC.

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    Bob G

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