Migrate Apps And Settings Without WET In Windows 8.1
Jun 29, 2014
Now that Microsoft have killed Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 8.1 is there any method or tool that will facilitate performing a clean install and reinstating applications, settings, registry tweaks, etc?
In January I bought a Dell laptop with Windows 8. I recently upgraded to 8.1. Now most app tiles have an x on the right hand side of them, and I cannot access PC settings, the app store, and most other apps.
Maintain Stuff as Migrate from Windows 7 to 8.1 So, when I moved from XP to Win 7 (late compared to most), I hear and read about Easy Transfer etc.
I figured the best was to figure out the FILE, FOLDER and PATHs for IMPORTANT things I wanted to CONSERVE.
If possible migrate PROGRAMS as THEY ARE.
XP32 > Win7x64 Migrate Settings Data: Chrome+Extn, Outlook+iTunes+App? - Windows 7 Now from XP > 7, a lot of paths changed.. Documents & Settings vs Users info, Local and other date.. Pretty much for every Program / Application.
Outlook was one drama, iTunes was other, Office another, WLMail another and so on.
Now, I am guessing there are some TOOLS or Simple Win 8.1 Upgrade that can be run on Win 7x64 Ultimate.. and there is..
.. Manual CURATING FILES, FOLDERS and PATHS and CONFIGURATIONS for Windows and Non-Windows thingies. (I did that XP .. > 7.. mapping big time.. and it was great.. but tiring to prepare the list and instructions)
Exhaustive MAPPING LIST.. that allows me to ensure BY HAND, everything was taken bit for bit.
I've used RichCopy, RoboCopy and TeraCopy in CONJUNCTION.. extensively before. Its just takes a lot of time, energy and attention to detail. "Easy transfer" resets folder modified date
is there a way to migrate an upgrade license? i try to explain it better.
i bought a windows 8 pro upgrade license and activated on a windows 7 pc now i would like to restore windows 7 and use windows 8 on another pc is it possible to migrate in some way that upgrade license (maybe with a phone call activation)?
I have an issue that I couldn't find anywhere on the forums. I recently received an SSD for christmas (32GB). I previously had Windows 8.1 installed on my other drive, a 2TB SSHD, but then re-installed Windows 8 to my SSD, and kept my personal data on the SSHD. Now I read online that any SSD under 64GB should be used for cache'ing my SSHD, rather than using it for storage. Would it even be useful to re-install Windows 8 onto the SSHD again, then transfer all my stuff? I'm slowly running out of space, even though I install all programs to my SSHD.
Is there any way I can clone the SSD to the SSHD, including the cache to the hidden solid-state part of the SSHD?
If so, are there any special precautions I have to take?
Reinstalled windows 2 times and then made a back up image, which I have to keep reverting to because my PC Settings and Windows apps (which I don't even use) will stop opening and display the "This app can't open please refresh" pop up. This is for windows 8.1, I'm assuming that's cool on this site?
I purchased a new notebook and it has Office 2014 installed.. I was using Outlook on my old notebook, is there a way to migrate my account/folders/emails to my new notebook? I want to just pick right up where I left off, not have everything 'archived' and start new or anything..
I have an Asus VivoBook that came with a 24GB mSATA (separated into two partions) cache drive and a 465 GB spinning drive partitioned into half. After basis setup, I appear to be using about 40GB.
I've done some homework and it appears that because of Bios limitations that replacing the mSATA drive with something bigger is not an option. I'd also prefer to not replace the spinning drive for cost reasons.
I'm evaluating the benefit of pruning my boot drive to its essentials and moving everything unessential to the its own partition on the spinning drive, then cloning this and moving it to the mSATA drive and rejiggering the boot sequence.
How to Migrate OS to new Hard disk of the same or different size.
For this example, I am using a 500gb HDD moving a 250gb HDD.
Windows 8, uEFI, GPT & Secure Boot.
Using Paragon 12.
1) Download Paragon 12 from here: PARAGON Software Group - partition manager, drive backup, hard disk partitioning Free try link: Paragon Backup & Recovery Home 2) Install your New HDD to a USB Dvice. 3) Install & Open Paragon B&R 12. 4) Click on Hard Drive Migration. 5) Click Next. 6) Click Next. 7) Click Next. 8) Click Next. 9) Click Next. 9) Click Yes & Next. 10) Click Finish. 11) Remove old HDD & replace with New HDD.
Moving pre-installed Windows 8 from HDD to SSD Originally Posted by Epoch IT WORKED! So I know you posted this awhile ago, but I hadn't tried it because I could only find the paid version. After you posted this link I found the free trial version. I installed the program, went to Disk Migration, automated everything, took out the HDD, put in the SSD, and it boot in less than 5 seconds, perfectly.
Wow! There is a solution.
SSD Originally Posted by diesele This app checks alignment Download AS SSD benchmark 1.7.4739 - Technical Details - [URL]...
Hover the mouse in the top left box and it will indicate alignment or not.
Getting almost 500Mbps read and 400Mbps best write on the SSD :-) As Paragon have updated for Windows 8.1, you will need Paragon 14.
Just recently gotten a new Desktop with Windows 8 pre-installed. I've seen various screenshots and such and tried to google the answer myself but haven't had much luck. When I go to my search (Where you can view apps, settings, files, and such) the settings and files are Entirely blank. Apps seem fine but there's not a single thing in either settings or files. Is this messed up or do I have to manually change something.
I just built a secondary new work computer. Unlike my main rig which I just do a fresh install of 8.1. On this one I put Win 7 then Win 8 pro upgrade, once that's done I upgrade to 8.1 through store. thing is once I upgrade to 8.1 I notice pc settings and store wont open, if I click on them they flash and just return to desktop.
I found this solution here:
All Modern apps fail to start after Windows 8.1 upgrade - Microsoft Community
But it only seems to work on admin account.
I noticed same thing is happening with regular user account and the above fix does not work, in fact when I try and set permissions to system in registry step it mentions I get "Unable to set new owner on packages, access is denied"
Ive noticed since I installed windows 8.1 none of my apps have been working I figured this is because I left the installer running over night and my laptop might of turned off before finishing the installation so it might be corrupt didnt think much of it at the time since I never really used the apps but now I want to system restore my laptop and the PC settings app wont open like the rest of my apps I click on the tile and it opens for 1-2 seconds then takes me back to the home screen. :C
I am trying to migrate my email folders (sent, saved, etc.) from OE6 and windows XP to the new Windows 8 mail. I have managed to get the DBX files on flash drive But I cannot find any info on how to migrate it to windows 8.
I have a Samsung 500t and after clean install 8.1 i notice the camera app does not hv any resolution setting so now my 8 mpixel front cam is limited to 2mpixel. wtf?? how can ms f up even such a basic thing? I mean if this is the way Ms is going about doing bizniz its no wonder they are losing to android. this setting was present in 8.0. iwas hoping for better camera app like the ability to turn flash on off on demand but of course instead of improving its regression...
I have build my Windows 8.1 machine recently. And I have installed multiple applications such as Adobe Acrobat Readers, and MS Office on it.
I have a strange problem happening when I restarted my PC this morning. All application that I installed have completely disappeared. I cant even find them in Control Panel under Programs and Application.
The computer instead of asking me to login using my live account, asked me to login as local user this morning, and when I login again using Live Account, ALL installed APPS are gone and machine went back to out-of-box stage.
using windows 8.1 change pc settings won't open...but store is working When I take change pc settings , it crashes back to start menu. Can't access any of the settings ! i tried SFC /SCANNOW in normal mode and safe mode but change pc setting won't opening !! i tried system restore also but there is a problem i am getting like this ..
I upgraded to 8.1 earlier this evening and was greeted by an extremely unpleasant error in that all of my Metro apps have now become non-functional, including the Windows Store and the PC Settings apps.
I have spent the last 2 hours trying numerous solutions to the issue, none of which work. The only remaining option seems to be to try "refreshing" my Laptop, but this is not an option as I do not own any Windows 8.1 Installation media. I used the $15 Windows 7 to Windows 8 upgrade offer a few years back, so I don't even have an original Windows 8 CD.
I also really cannot download an ISO as I am currently on satellite internet, it took me nearly two days to download the 8.1 update so I would rather avoid doing that if possible.
I've checked my file permissions, I've tried all of the Powershell commands suggested here and here, none of it has worked. When I attempt to do the powershell commands I get the following error:
Code: Add-AppxPackage : Deployment failed with HRESULT: 0x80073CFE, The package repository is corrupted.error -1121: Windows cannot process a deployment operation because the package repository database encountered anESENT error. Use the Reset Your PC feature to recover your PC.
There has to be some way to fix this without formatting/refreshing.
I have Jasc Paint shop Pro installed and when I try to open a picture with it, I don't get it on the list to select from. I have it installed on Program Files (86) and I copied it to Program Files in hopes that it would show up. I'm an ace at this program so prefer to edit my pics with this program.
I have 4 Windows 8.1 systems and the Bing News app crashes after a few seconds to a minute on all four. It used to work fine so obviously, the settings (which are synced by OneDrive) must be corrupted.
Is there any way to clear the app settings? I tried uninstalling, rebooting, installing and that didn't work.
I tried turning off sync on all 4 machines, uninstalling the app, deleting sync data using the web, rebooting, and reinstalling but the settings just come back!
So i am going to Reset my PC cause of different issues, and i want to export my Presets i made in Realtek HD Audio Manager, the one you make in the Equalizer and then save. I want to know, where are these save, so i can take them over to a USB drive and after the PC is reseted, i only put them back there, and load them into the Audio Manager.
As example: C:UsersUserAppDataRoamingRealtekEQpreset1.cfg
Running Windows 8.1. Have admittedly modified it quite heavily but what I have screwed up.
Pretty much, any apps which have the purple wheel splash screen do not load (presumably crash). Normal windows settings work fine. Windows applications and Metro apps works with no hitches (I have none downloaded but default Music, Games all start with no issues).
I have a laptop which is not touch screen with Windows 8.1. I am trying to find where to maintain auto correct etc., such as adding words, capitalising at start of sentences, that sort of thing. I have done just as asked by various things online but I don't see what they say I should see I. I have attached a photo to explain it a little. When I get to this point I only see 'Spelling' below that is nothing. To be honest it is really stopping me using my laptop.