Hi, I migrated from windows xp to windows vista. Now when I restart the new system my screen will go blank, all the icons and everything disappear for about three seconds then they reappear for about five seconds They then disappear again and it is continuous. Please help!!!! The migration went so smoothly, I will hate to have to undo it.
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Restart the computer. If you are already in Windows, you can do this from the Windows Start menu, go to Turn off computer and click Restart. As the computer restarts, watch for a progress bar at the bottom of the screen. press F8 about once every second.Immediately press F8 before the progress bar reaches the right side of the screen.From the Windows Start-up menu, highlight Safe Mode and press Enter.Wait for your desktop to appear, and then make the necessary repairs (for example, uninstall programs or devices).http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.htmlDr.Freeware System Utilities which includes data recovery software, data backup, password reset tools for Windows helps you to maintain your system. Dr.Freeware is freeware, you can download and use it for free. Data Recovery/Data Backup: Supports Logical scan and Raw scan, Supports NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 file sytem, Supports IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives.
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Drive Dumper - Backup your hard drive Available in Live CD to run offline Available to run on Windows Support Windows 2K / XP / 2003 / Vista/ 7 (Windows Editition) For data rescue, backup, migration, or computer forensics etc. Transfer important important data from damaged Drive(partition table or file system is damaged, has lots of bad data blocks) Support NTFS, FAT, UFS 1, UFS 2, EXT2FS, EXT3FS, and ISO 9660 Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives, memory cards, "USB Memory Drives"
Windows Password Cleaner Available in Live CD to run offline This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid (local) account on your Windows system. You do not need to know the old password to blank the password. Support Windows NT/2k/XP/Vista Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives
Try going to the system manufacturer's site and look for updates,
(however, you really should upgrade. Windows 7 works well, migrate your data while the old system still operates, and everything gets put away correctly. New hardware works significantly faster than XP era hardware....Hate to put $$ into older system.)
Yes, Gail, Some programs do not meet standards, as Operating Systems evolved, some programs designed for earlier OS jsut will not work. You need to get an updated version of the program that you like.
By the way, you should be looking forward to Windows 7. It just works, when set up correctly, finding stuff is faster, migration to different computers ususally does not need a techie, and newer hardware can only be run by the newer OS. It is a good thing.
The key is to upgrade while your old machine still works, then you can use a migration wizard that puts everything on the new machine, in the correct place. The file system works differently in Vista and 7, but it is close enough that you can find stuff.
ok when you upgrade to windows 7 all of your files are in a folder called windows.old.
go to my computer select your drive then go to windows folder. there you will see windows.old
you will need to do a migration to transfer you old data to the new os system.
it is very common that people do not migrate their files after upgrading to windows 7.
you will need to install usmt> user state migration tool. the folder your speacking of does not allow you to do a full format while the hard disk is in use.
you will need to migrate. http://search.microsoft.com/results.aspx?mkt=en-US&q=usmt&Setlang=en-HK
this is the link to microsoft download center.
and here is the how to link to help you learn to migrate
Some programs are in ex : express, standart, silver, gold version. The low payed programs as express often do only allow to ex : copy all the things to the new computer, for getting more features you need to purchase to a higher versions.
The Windows installation disc has an option to keep your existing files when migrating to Vista, but unfortunately there is no way of keeping your applications. These will need to be re-installed. You might want to make sure that they are all Vista compatible before making the switch!