A customer purchased a new PC, and wanted to copy her information from her old PC to the new PC.
This was time for the trusted windows xp “Files and settings transfer wizard”.
I started it, but soon realised it wanted to copy 2.5 Gb of data (and I only had a 256Mb memory stick…)… and it looked like it was going to take hours to create the transfer file.
It didn’t take long to find that most of the data was music files. So I move the music files to a different “holding” area, then run FASTW again… this time it generates a 400Mb file… still too big for my usb drive, but OK for a CDROM
So I burn the CDROM, copy the file to the new PC, run FASTW to restore the settings, and then wait. And wait. And wait…
After 45 minutes (and no visible disk activity after the first 20 minutes), I decide to restart the PC. The restart works well, and all the settings were transferred across.
I try to copy the music files, but for some reason, cannot burn a dvd, so I work on the old PC from my workshop… I manage to copy the music to a DVD, then load the music to the new PC a few days later.