how do I get the info from my old phone onto new one?

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  1. Ben Walker

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    Hello, I just upgraded to an HTC HD7. I was previously using an HTC 7.
    I imagined that I would be able to transfer everything from one phone to the other using Zune but I can't see how to do this anywhere.
    Can anybody help me?
    Thanks.
  2. Ben Walker

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    Hello again, I am downloading pictures and music from my old phone now.
    But I can't see how to download the many apps on my old phone.
    Can somebody help with that?
    I hope so.
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    Only apps that you've purchased via Zune (PC) will be automatically installed to your phone when synced. Apps that are purchased via phone need to be manually downloaded.
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    Ouch.
    How bad is that?
    Thanks ninjaap.
    So there isn't a button that will transfer all the settings from my old windows phone to my new one? Wallpapers, ringtones, tiling etc?
  5. Ben Walker

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    Hi Ninjaap,
    so I've gone onto Zune on my PC and looked up an app I want to download to the phone.
    It finds the app but there's absolutely no button which then lets you download.
    Just a load of info about the app.
    I'm flummoxed.
    I went to marketplace on the phone and I could download it fine but don't want to now that I know I would have to do it again should I swap phones.
    Can you advise me of how to download an app from zune?
    Thanks
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    Also, how can I load all my text conversations from my old phone.
    Sorry for all the dumb questions!
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    Another question. If I downloaded a paid for app straight to my old phone do I have to pay for it all over again for my new phone? That can't be right can it?
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    Once you purchase an app from the phone you have to download from the phone. I don't like it either. I hope they work on this soon, but I think it's probably at the bottom of their list. Mango upgrade demanded full attention.
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    You can't transfer text messages from phone to phone, unless you use a 3rd party app, which I have not seen yet.
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    Nope. Your Windows Live ID recognizes all your purchases. You simply hit "buy" and a confirmation will follow stating that you have already purchased it and if you would like to reinstall.
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    Thanks for the answers Ninjaap, you saved me a lot of time and bother.
    Plenty for windows to work on I think.
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    No problem.

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