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Windows 8.1 - Windows Easy Transfer Gone!

tonymarcus

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Evening Guys,

I see in Win 8.1 that they have taken the ability to save all you files and settings using the "Windows Easy Transfer" tool, you can only transfer settings in from Win 8.

I know that Windows 8-8.1 saves settings to your Microsoft Sky drive account automatically but what settings does it back up.

Windows Easy Transfer used to backup and restore email accounts, favourites, address book, windows explorer settings, office settings etc etc etc. I always found it very useful when reinstalling and it saved quite a bit of time setting all the fiddly things up.

I just wonder how good the account sync would be, has anyone used it to set up another PC from a Win 8.1 to a Win 8.1 set up?

Thanks

Tony
 

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