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How to transfer files from Vista desktop to windows 8 lapt

  1. #11


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    How big is the file(s) ?
    194 files, 13 folders, 879 MB plus hidden files that I have no clue.

    I'm obviously over my head, but getting limited response from HVS thus far.

    Ross88

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,925
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
    IMO probably the simplest way to do this is to create a VISTA Virtual Machine then you can use the software without any change -- in any case there's no guarantee if the software is quite old that it would even work on W8 - especially for that type of software.
    There's no guarantee that if the software isn't old it will work in W8 either. There's also no guarantee it will work in a virtual machine, since we're talking about software that works with a hardware device. It may require the use of custom hardware drivers that won't work in a VM.

    Finally, the licensing issues are not as simple as you seem to think they are. You are not legally allowed to run a copy of Vista in a VM on W8 without a separate license for Vista.
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  3. #13


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1

    Thanks for response


    I finally got some help from the software folks. Got the core files necessary to get the Windows 8 laptop up and running. All the files are way out of date and the now the task is to d/l updates,updates, and more updates. This laptop is sort of a price leader. The operations are very sloooow. But hey it's working! Thanks again for your imput.
    Ross88
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  4. #14


    Valdosta, GA
    Posts : 14
    windows8.1


    How to transfer files from Vista desktop to windows 8 lapt

    Thanks to all that responded to my cry for help, Subject above. IT'S FIXED!

    Ross88
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  5. #15


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Glad you got it fixed.
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  6. #16


    Germany/Florida
    Posts : 4,514
    Vista and Win7


    There is a restriction of migrating a physical machine to a VMware virtual machine - and that will probably apply to most installations.

    NOTE You cannot move original equipment manufacturer (OEM) licenses between physical machines. The
    license is attached to the server when you purchase it from the OEM and cannot be reassigned. You can only
    reassign retail and volume licenses to new physical servers. If you migrate an OEM Windows image, you must
    have a Windows Server Enterprise or Datacenter Edition license to run multiple virtual machines
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