Re: Transfer of user data from old install to new one
You can't transfer any system or user registry settings so you must
re-install your applications. You can transfer the content of Program data
files which contain program data and program settings not stored in the
"Stroller" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Hi there,
> I've got a PC here which has been playing up. I uninstalled a cheap &
> 3rd-party firewall, and now network / Internet connectivity is hosed. The
> machine has Vista SP1, and attempts to install SP2 consistently fail. I'm
> unable to repair or repair install from the Vista installation disk.
> I've decided just to format & perform a reinstall. I have backed up the
> whole drive, both as an image and as all the files from the disk to a NTFS
> Is there any way to transfer all the user's original settings to a fresh
> installation, please? Or rather: what is the best way?
> I believe each user has their own registry hive, and I'm assuming that
> copying that over to the new machine won't work, because a different UID
> will be allocated.
> TIA for any suggestions,