[Solved]-Windows Easy Transfer Won’t Connect Between Systems Across The Network

On September 28, 2011, in How-to, by Cubert aka (Cube Dweller)

How to get your Windows Easy Transfer to work over the Network.

This is a very common issue, I seem to hit the never ending “Trying to Connect” cycle of death on just about every other time I use Windows Easy Transfer. It doesn’t matter if your doing a transfer from XP to 7 or from 7 to 7, I’ve seen it time and time again.

I foung the Quick fix that works everytime I’ve used it.

The Guys over at LSP-Fix have a simple little program that fixes winsock issues.

LSP-Fix is a free Windows utility to repair a loss of Internet access associated with certain types of software. This type of software, known as a Layered Service Provider or LSP, typically handles low-level Internet-related tasks, and data is passed through a chain of these programs on its way to and from the Internet. However, due to bugs in the LSP software or deletion of the software, this chain can get broken, causing the Internet connection to become inaccessible or just a wee bit unstable. 

Download LSP-Fix here.

I know it doesn’t seem plausible that your winsock is messed up but take it from me, New Laptops out of the box can and will have issues. Download and run the tool and it will corrected the issues and your copy will start working.

LSP-Fix does not delete anything, it only fixes the order of the LSP’s. It does not require a reboot after you run the tool, just run the tool, select fix and then restart your Windows Easy Transfer process. I would suggest that you run it on both the sending and receiving systems, I find that they all seem to need  reording.

I hope this helps someon out there.


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6 Responses to “[Solved]-Windows Easy Transfer Won’t Connect Between Systems Across The Network”

  1. Doug Wakeman says:

    Do not waste your time with this piece of crap. It will not connect between computers. Use an external hard drive.

  2. DJ says:

    Didn’t work. I have tried it several times. Gives an error about the registry.

  3. Matthew says:

    Ran this just on the old computer and fixed my error. Worked right away!

  4. KCT says:

    Never a fan of unknown executables downloaded from the Internet… I took a shot and ran it on the source system only… worked like a champ!

  5. NJ says:

    I used it on win7 on both systems. The executable did not find any problem on both systems, but it did not work.

  6. Panda says:

    LSP-fix.exe quits erroring out ‘Winsock 2 Registry key ….. is missing or could not be accessed.’ This is on Windows 7.

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