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#863499 - 01/21/13 06:33 PM Windows 7 64 bit favorites
Cathy1 Offline
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I was wondering if I put my favorites on a usb drive from XP ,can I transfer them to Win 7 64 bit ?

Cathy
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#863501 - 01/21/13 06:50 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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You can export your Favorites in IE onto a USB thumb drive and then transfer and import them into IE on another computer.

Here's one way of doing it
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/internet-explorer/add-view-organize-favorites#ie=ie-10

Here's another way. These instructions use a floppy to transfer the Favorites files, but you can use a USB drive instead.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/move-internet-explorer-favorites/

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#863508 - 01/21/13 07:37 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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THank you Jenny
Looking at those pages,I saw a program called Windows Easy Transfer. Do you know if that will work,transfering my stuff from XP to win 7 ?
My tech guy will probably have the stuff needed to do it. I can't understand what the site is actually me. Please help if you can.
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#863511 - 01/21/13 08:03 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Cathy, I've used Windows Easy Transfer at least 10 times to migrate from XP to Windows 7. It works like a charm. All I used was a 320 GB exterior hard drive to move all the files and user settings from one computer to the other. Remember, you will have to reinstall all Programs though.

This video shows how it works... Windows Easy Transfer
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#863513 - 01/21/13 08:26 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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THank you Drac. The problem is my 465 gb exterior hard drive says that it is compatible with Win 2000,XP and Vista. Will it work with Win 7 ?
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#863514 - 01/21/13 08:29 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Yes, it will. The only reason it says that is because it was probably manufactured before Windows 7. I got my exterior hard drive 5 years ago for my old XP computer, so mine is even older than yours.
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#863516 - 01/21/13 08:48 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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I have another question. I am going to download the 32 bit version of Win Easy Transfer (cause my system is 32 bit) The computer I want to get will be Win 7 64 bit. What do I do if anything Will it still work ? Thanks for answering my questions. I have Outlook express but win 7 dosen't use that. Will my emails and favorites be transfered also.
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#863520 - 01/21/13 09:30 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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I haven't used Easy Transfer, but you'd install the 32bit version on XP and the 64bit version on Windows7x64.

I'm not sure what Easy Transfer will do with your Outlook Express, but maybe you can transfer the Favorites to Firefox using the Import/Export capability of the browser itself.

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#863522 - 01/21/13 09:45 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Download the 32-bit for your XP. Windows 7 already has Windows Easy Transfer on it.

If you use Outlook Express, you need to set up Windows Live Mail (the updated Outlook Express) with your POP3 account information. Once Live Mail is set up, just click on File and then on Import. It will find the exported Outlook Express file and all your email, folders etc. will be imported.

I can't remember for sure since it's been some time since I've done this, but Easy Transfer may only do Internet Explorer Favorites - I just can't remember for sure. I'm almost sure that on my own computer I just downloaded Firefox and use the Import option to get all my favorites back. I'll see if I can find out for sure.

EDIT: AHA! Yes, you can and this is what I remember doing...

Windows Easy Transfer Firefox and Mozilla Profiles


Edited by Draclvr (01/21/13 09:49 PM)
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#863530 - 01/21/13 11:50 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Thank you so very much. I don't use Firefox or windows live mail or Mozilla. I think I'm in a cabuffle now.
There is more learning curve than I hoped for right now. LOL. The POP 3 I use. I just don't know what to do next. XP is the OS I'm been using for many years and no other. I'll look into all the links and things. After 15 years I'm still a noobe. I won't be getting a new computer for a week. I want a very good (dedicated video card) and mother board,but I don't know what goe's together. Sorry for babbling on.

Cathy
Thanks everyone for their help.
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#863540 - 01/22/13 01:32 AM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Oops.. I read Jenny's post about transferring Bookmarks from Firefox and thought YOU wanted to do that!

So, forget that link - if you use Internet Explorer, you don't have to do anything at all. That link was strictly if you used those two programs.

And you WILL be using Windows Live Mail on Windows 7 unless you decide to change your email address. I'm assuming you will be getting a brand name computer? It's tricky getting them to offer a dedicated video card for us gamers. Where are you looking?
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#863905 - 01/23/13 08:04 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Hi Drac
I'll be getting my computer tech guy to build me one. I'm just not sure what to ask for. I'll be using my tb hard drive from my XP computer with a clean install of Win7 64. I just bought it a month ago. I don't know what video card to get. I've always used Nvidea. I would like a 2 gig card.A 600 watt PSU. 6gigs ram. But I don't know anything about the motherboard I should get. I live in Canada so I know the prices will be higher. I'll have up to $1000 to spend.but don't really want to spend that much. I want to make sure everything will be upgradable. Could you possibly let me know what a good system would be. I would like it to be a very fast processor. Thank you for your time.
Cathy
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#863920 - 01/23/13 09:35 PM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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As far as a motherboard goes, this will depend on what processor you decide to get. If you go for an Intel 3rd Generation processor (Core i3, i5 or i7), you will need a motherboard that is compatible with the processor. If you go with an AMD processor, the motherboard will be one built for AMD.

The motherboard is the basis for your system, so I would get a very good one that allows for some of the newer technology out there such as USB 3.0. If you go with an Intel processor, I would suggest looking at the Z77 boards. This is an example of a mid-range Gigabyte board. It has plenty of options and features including SRT or Smart Response Technology. This allows you to add a small SSD (solid state drive) which can use used as a cache drive to really help speed things up.

Gigabyte Z77 Motherboard

I just got the latest Best Graphics Cards for the Money from Tom's Hardware today. It breaks them down by price and then goes from there. You might find some good information there.

Best Graphics Cards for the Money January 2013

And don't forget about the case. Make sure you get a good one with plenty of fans for cooling.

I know eCollegePC doesn't ship to Canada, but their configurator is a great tool to look at components. This one was $910.

Intel Core i5-3570K 3.4Ghz 6MB Cache Quad-Core
Stock Intel LGA1155 Heatsink and Fan
ASRock Z77 Pro 4 (Intel Z77 HDMI, 2xPCI-E, 8xSATA, 4xDDR3)
8GB (4GBx2) PC3 10666 DDR3 1333Mhz Memory Lifetime Warranty
24X LG SATA Dual Layer DVD /-RW/CDRW w/Nero 2GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI (Major Brand)
Microsoft Windows 7 64bit
Case Apevia Black/Blue X-Trooper (4 5.25, 5 3.5) 5 Fans, Audio/USB/eSATA
600 watt Thermaltake TR2 W0388RU
Onboard LAN included
Onboard Sound included
Wires and Cables neatly tied up away from fans
3 Year Parts and Labor Warranty

Ask your tech guy what he recommends too.
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#863949 - 01/24/13 02:52 AM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
Cathy1 Offline
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Thank you Drac. Is this card Nero 2GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti GDDR5 PCI-E you put in the above, a dedicated or onboard card ? It's still all gibberish to me. LOL. Thamk you again for your help. I'm very excited about it all.

EDIT I just noticed that the case you mentioned has 5 fans. Won;t that be a bit noisy ? And will the above work with a CTR monitor ?
Cathy


Edited by Cathy1 (01/24/13 03:02 AM)
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#863964 - 01/24/13 05:24 AM Re: Windows 7 64 bit favorites [Re: Cathy1]
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Originally Posted By: Cathy1
Thank you Drac. Is this card Nero 2GB GeForce GTX 650 Ti GDDR5 PCI-E you put in the above, a dedicated or onboard card ?

It's a separate video card.
I think Draclvr started with this as a base configuration.
http://www.ecollegepc.com/intel-core-i5-3570K-cpu-gaming.html
Check it out and you can see the changes she made to the base configuration -- adding the operating system, a better video card, etc.

Quote:
I just noticed that the case you mentioned has 5 fans. Won't that be a bit noisy

It depends on the fans. Large, slow-moving fans are quieter than small fast ones. More fans aren't necessarily noisier.

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And will the above work with a CTR monitor ?

Sure. The video card should come with a DVI to VGA adapter. Just make sure eCollegePC knows you'll be using the computer with a CRT monitor so they know to include the adapter when they ship it to you.

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