How do I backup my files? Windows Easy Transfer (Windows 8.1)

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  1. pilot76103

    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    pilot76103 MDL Member

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    Well Windows 8 migwiz.exe works for backing up files but it does not restore settings at all.
     
  3. woffko

    woffko MDL Novice

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    This looks like big problem for me. Now we can't move our settings from 8.1 to 8.1. And from any other windows too. I've tried win7 and win 8, and only files are transferred, not settings. The only one way to keep your programs and settings is to install win 8.0 over 7, and then install win 8.1 over 8.0. Stupid, crazy, but it is fact.
     
  4. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Well in another month or so there'll be another way... :)
     
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  5. woffko

    woffko MDL Novice

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    I just can't understand why they removed those upgrade features. Just to loose another one buyer?
     
  6. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    I don't think they counted on people trying to upgrade through MSDN isos.
    Remember, it's going to be a free download soon, and people won't need to transfer squat.

    Starting in Win9, though, it will be an issue. We'll have to figure out another way.
     
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  7. ccya965041

    ccya965041 MDL Novice

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    Sorry I'm confused.Will the upgrade to 8.1 available through the Windows App store?Or through Windows Update?
     
  8. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    *shrug* probably both.
     
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  9. woffko

    woffko MDL Novice

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    Yes. This is true. They counted on money, not people :) But those things are looking like epic fail for the MS marketing. I hope I am wrong about it and we will have official way to upgrade our versions to 8.1 and BACKUP current 8.1 settings
     
  10. FizDart

    FizDart MDL Novice

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    We can still use Windows Easy Transfer tool from WIN7 on WIN8.1 PC, just copy Windows 7 System32\migwiz folder and run migwiz.exe.
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