Windows

Vista User Migration: Poor performance

Windows Easy Migration Splash Screen

Part of Mitch Ratcliffe's series comparing the Windows Vista and Mac OS X user experiences, this step-by-step walk-through of Vista's Windows Easy Transfer application shows that there is still some work to be done in Redmond.

When launched, the Windows Easy Transfer application opens with an explanation of how it works and the options you'll have. If you need more help, there are links to information about the versions of Windows supported (XP and Vista only, all earlier versions of Windows cannot use this migration tool). Click Next.

3 comments
dt6string
dt6string

I have been advising business customers to avoid Vist till, at the very least, the release of SP1, if not SP2. If you've just gotta have it, use it at home in dual boot mode with XP. If you've gotta have it in the office, same. If you've had more than a few years experience you should have seen all this before. XP was the same till SP2 and it took a few service packs to get 2000 right. Nothing new.

steve
steve

Do not get it to put in a production environment YET! Put it on a couple machines off the network to become accustomed to so you know how it works

da philster
da philster

Lately, whenever I see the word "Easy", I break out into a cold sweat. These aren't programs anymore....they're puzzles. Wasn't the "Easy Migration" function tested and tweaked in the Beta version of the O/S prior to release? I miss the former days when stuff just worked. Ask me why I'm in no hurry to update from Win 2K? To be honest, the Vista "eye candy" looks nice, but not enough of a reason to make it a "must have".