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Vista Migration (Exam 70-620)

Tools for migrating old computer accounts, settings, files to a new Vista computer.

Which Windows Vista migration tool allows a user to easily transfer their old computer's user accounts, settings, files, or specific files to migrate to their new computer?

  1. USMT
  2. File Settings and Transfer Wizard
  3. Windows Easy Transfer
  4. Direct Cable Connect

C. Vista includes the user-based migration tool Windows Easy Transfer for migrating a computer's user accounts and settings, their own user account and settings, and advanced options for specific file migration.

Vista WET requires the source computer be running one of the following operating systems; Windows 2000 SP4, Windows XP SP2, or Windows Vista.

Windows Easy Transfer can transfer user state data between computers using a special USB cable, disc or removable media, or a network connection.

WET is found in Windows Vista by clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, and Windows Easy Transfer.

Tip: You can download a copy of Windows Easy Transfer and install it on a Windows XP computer.

Tech Reference: "Description of Windows Easy Transfer for Windows Vista"

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Andy Barkl, MCT/MCITP/MCSA, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA has been studying technology for 30 years. Of the last 15 years, he has spent much of his time parting the knowledge and experience he has gained through IT exams, over 300, to help others be prepared and successful. He teaches classes in Phoenix, Ariz. where he has lived most of his life. He can be reached by e-mail at andy.barkl@gmail.com.

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