Restore epg123 backup from win7 to win10 PC to copy setup?

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Restore epg123 backup from win7 to win10 PC to copy setup?

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Post by prsa01 » Sat Sep 17, 2022 2:34 pm

I thought I had seen a thread that at least touched on this but can't seem to find it now.

If I just want to duplicate my WMC setup from my win7 PC to a win10 PC (channels, mappings, recordings, favorites, etc) can I just restore an epg123 backup from 1 to the other? If so, how far should I take the WMC install/setup before doing so?

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Post by Space » Sat Sep 17, 2022 3:26 pm

Gary can confirm, but if you use the "[Backup]" button in the EPG123 client, it will save a zipped backup to the backup folder in the EPG123 folder. You can then restore that on the new system using the "[Restore]" button and selecting that zip file.

I think saving on the Win7 system and restoring on Win10 system should work, but again, Gary should be able to tell you this.

You can do this after the full install is complete. I'm not sure, but you may be able to save some time by doing it earlier in the install process.

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Post by garyan2 » Sun Sep 18, 2022 6:25 pm

Yes, you can restore a backup from Win7 onto Win10. Before doing so, you should start a WMC TV Setup at least to when it starts scanning channels. This is just to make sure the registry entries for your tuners are added for WMC. You can end TV Setup at that point.

Once that is done, just use the [Restore] button and everything should be as it was on the Win7 machine. Of course, you will still have to import the guide listings but everything else will be there.
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Post by prsa01 » Mon Sep 19, 2022 12:33 am

Thanks guys!

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