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other:win7migrate [2020/01/13 16:29]
jypeter [Before leaving the old computer] Added Chrome
other:win7migrate [2020/01/14 11:08] (current)
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 ===== Planning ahead ===== ===== Planning ahead =====
  
-You need to move your personal files, the applications you use and, when possible, the settings of the applications. So it's best to prepare the (future) migration when... you arrive on your new computer! You never know when you have to move. Maybe you will have to move earlier than you think just because your computer (or at least the disk) crashes.+You need to move your personal files, the applications you use and, when possible, the settings of the applications. So it's best to prepare the (future) migration when... you arrive on your new computer! You never know when you have to move. Maybe you will have to move earlier than you think just because your computer (or maybe just a disk) crashes.
  
 ==== Be ready to move your files ==== ==== Be ready to move your files ====
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     * **Windows 7**: Start => Control Panel => Désinstaller un programme     * **Windows 7**: Start => Control Panel => Désinstaller un programme
     * [[other:​win10misc#​accessing_the_list_of_installed_applications|Windows 10]]     * [[other:​win10misc#​accessing_the_list_of_installed_applications|Windows 10]]
-  * Save the **settings of the applications**,​ when you know how to do it! <wrap hi>Be sure these applications are not running when you save their settings!</​wrap>​\\ Note: some applications can store your settings //somewhere in the cloud//, if you identify yourself and/or create a shared profile. The instructions below tell you how to move the settings by hand+  * Save the **settings of the applications**,​ when you know how to do it! <wrap hi>Be sure these applications are not running when you save their settings!</​wrap>​\\ Note: some applications can store your settings //somewhere in the cloud//, if you identify yourself and/or create a shared profile. The instructions below tell you how to move/​backup/​restore ​the settings ​//by hand//
     * [[other:​thunderbird|Thunderbird]]     * [[other:​thunderbird|Thunderbird]]
     * [[other:​firefox|Firefox]]     * [[other:​firefox|Firefox]]
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   * Clean your disk a bit (but don't remove important files by mistake)!\\ You should follow the steps detailed in [[other:​win7maintain#​cleaning_the_computer|Cleaning a Windows 7 computer]] or [[other:​win10maintain#​cleaning_the_computer|Cleaning a Windows 10 computer]]   * Clean your disk a bit (but don't remove important files by mistake)!\\ You should follow the steps detailed in [[other:​win7maintain#​cleaning_the_computer|Cleaning a Windows 7 computer]] or [[other:​win10maintain#​cleaning_the_computer|Cleaning a Windows 10 computer]]
  
-  * When you are ready, copy the folders you want to move to an external disk +  * When you are ready, ​**copy the folders you want to move to an external disk** 
-  * Just to be safe, you should also copy the content of your //Windows// directory. This is the directory where Windows stores lots of temporary files that you probably do not want, the applications'​ settings, and the content of your desktop+  * Just to be safe, you should also **copy the content of your //Windows// directory**. This is the directory where Windows stores lots of temporary files that you probably do not want, the applications'​ settings, and the content of your desktop. It is possible that you will find later that some files or settings you needed were stored there
     * **Windows XP**: ''​C:​\Documents and Settings\<​your_login>''​     * **Windows XP**: ''​C:​\Documents and Settings\<​your_login>''​
     * **Windows 7**: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>''​     * **Windows 7**: ''​C:​\Users\<​your_login>''​
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   * [[other:​thunderbird|Thunderbird]]   * [[other:​thunderbird|Thunderbird]]
   * [[other:​firefox|Firefox]]   * [[other:​firefox|Firefox]]
 +  * [[other:​chrome|Chrome]]
  
 ==== One last visit to the old computer ==== ==== One last visit to the old computer ====
other/win7migrate.txt · Last modified: 2020/01/14 11:08 by jypeter