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    The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Hi there,

    I'm a little confused...

    What does this tool do? - Install ubuntu aside of windows? - like a dualboot solution?

    Will a "clean" installation be available? - Install from windows, save all settings from email apps, etc... Install ubuntu, boot into ubuntu, and remove windows?

    I would love such a tool, since I use a lot of time taking backup of all these data manually, and restoring them into an ubuntu-installation. (We do this for free in our techshop! - So streamlining this procedure would be GREAT!)

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Quote Originally Posted by daller View Post
    Hi there,

    I'm a little confused...

    What does this tool do? - Install ubuntu aside of windows? - like a dualboot solution?
    Yes, without any need to modifying disk partitions. But it does not import any file (yet).

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Quote Originally Posted by ago View Post
    Yes, without any need to modifying disk partitions. But it does not import any file (yet).
    So maybe this project can be forked, to serve as a REAL migration tool?
    - What I would like to see, is an application to run on Windows, that would backup everything, and burn/copy it to another location!

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Quote Originally Posted by daller View Post
    So maybe this project can be forked, to serve as a REAL migration tool?
    It might be more convenient to fork migration assistant directly...

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    I was wondering if you can install the windows migration tool. I mean, from what I've read and understand the tool seems to only be on the live-cd and only available if you do a dual-boot.

    My question is: "can I use the migration tool if I already have a dual-boot system and have upgraded to feisty?" [from a previous version]

    and does it have to be dual boot? can you migrate your files, and then trash windows completely?

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    and does it have to be dual boot? can you migrate your files, and then trash windows completely?


    (like if you are doing a fresh install)

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Ubuntu LiveCD includes the migration assistant

    Wubi will also include the migration assistant but by default it will only copy the settings, not the files. You can copy them manually.

    PS When trying a new OS, it is always convenient to keep the old one around for a while. Then once you know what you want and what you need and you know pros and cons of each OS, you may decide to trash the old one.
    Last edited by ago; April 21st, 2007 at 11:33 PM.

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    Re: The description is "Windows migration tool" right?

    Quote Originally Posted by Keen101 View Post
    and does it have to be dual boot? can you migrate your files, and then trash windows completely?
    See that's the spirit!

    That would earn the name "migration" !

    An app than could copy all settings/files to a configured target (maybe an external HDD?) and then install (K)ubuntu, and copy those things back, would be really cool!

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