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Can I use "Easy Transfer" from XP to Win 8?

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    Win 8 64 win 7 64 XPP 64

    Can I use "Easy Transfer" from XP to Win 8?

    Hello, I am trying to verify if I can use Easy Transfer to mover files and settings from an XP machine to a new Windows 8 machine. I heard that the XP machine must be SP3, correct? ANy other restrictions? Thanks far any help!

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    No, the Easy Transfer only works from Win7 to Win8, in my experience with it...
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    ME, XP,Vista,Win7,Win8,Win8.1

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    If transfering personal Data from Win XP, to Vista or Windiws 7, download the update WET from here:
    Download Windows Easy Transfer for transferring from Windows XP (32 bit) to Windows 7 from Official Microsoft Download Center

    Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer To & From Computers - Windows 7 Forums

    Not test with Windows 8.

    Warning do not use the old Win XP Easy Transfer, will not work with Vista or Windowds 7.
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    Good info here! Unfortunately, I've had WET fail to transfer settings (usually Outlook settings and saved mail folders) as often as I've had it work correctly, so I do not trust it at all...
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Can I use "Easy Transfer" from XP to Win 8?
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