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duley3

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Long time know see....

Once again I'm here because I may have messed up... But here it goes

I have a home network with wireless connections.

I had a small problem with my out date laptop. I wanted to reinstall windows XP Pro in it. I first went to the file and setting transfer wizard to get all the info off before reinstalling XP. All this went just fine I saved the files that it created to another PC (desk top) though my network. The folder (usmt2.unc) is now saved. So I then reinstalled (full install) windows on the laptop all is well here also.

Now comes the problem
When I start the wizard on the laptop and point it to where the files are I get a window that comes up and states "The location that you have specified does not contain stored Info. Please type a valid folder path into the edit box."

Could someone please help me get the wizard to work?
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Sounds like the issue is really with the network. Rather than letting that get in the way, I suggest using the 'host' computer to burn the file to a CD, and then run FAST and just point it to the CDROM with the file disc inserted.
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I did think of doing that.. But the file was too big for a normal cd.. So I put it on a DVD disc as data and the laptop couldn't read the disc.

I then saved the file from my desk top to the laptop though my network. I now have the file on my laptop but still get the same message about no saved info.

It really isn't that big of a deal. It's just bugs me when I can't figure something out.

Any other ideas?
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Yeah, this is the problem with 'wizards.' All or nothing. Evidently your wizard does not recognize the file. Impossible to say "why." Given your level of experience I doubt that it contains anything irreplaceable.

While it is a job to configure a clean install, it does offer the satisfaction of "getting it right this time." Perhaps others will have some further ideas.
Good luck, and enjoy your "new" laptop.
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Well
I think I fixed my problem.

I had thought that the laptop was fully updated with the windows updates.
Turns out I was wrong I was miss and update KB896344. After installing this update all seems to be well. It hasn't finished yet but it is transfering the files.

I would like to thank you for your time in tring to help me. I now know a little more. But forgot something else.
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Glad you got it sorted. So very many updates after new install. SP3 can't come too soon.
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