windows easy transfer

I'm having problems with Windows Easy Transfer (WET). I bought a new laptop with Windows 7. The old laptop has Vista Home premium, which I updated to latest version. Both laptops are connected wirelessly to my Netgear router. I can see each computer under the other's NETWORK. I want to transfer info from my old PC to the new one, but I cannot. I open WET on the OLD PC and get to the point where it tells me to get a key from the NEW PC. I cannot get a key from the new PC, because it prompts me to enter a key from the old PC. These two intsructions are contradictory.
I got a key from the old PC and entered in the space on the NEW PC. The NEW PC is trying to connect to the OLD PC but cannot. After a while I get the error message:" WET cannot connect to your other computer. To complete the connection, you might need to install the latest version of WET on your other computer."
I  have done that and I still cannot connect.
What do I need to do to connect my NEW PC to the OLD PC?
Thx.
 
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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 2,033 Applies to:
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Hello Luminas,

Thank you for posting to the Microsoft Answers Forum.

I suggest you use the Windows Easy Transfer from the Windows 7 machine to move over data. It is an updated version.
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/products/features/windows-easy-transfer

This should help.
If you still have issues, please reply back.

Thanks,

Marilyn
Microsoft Answers Support Engineer
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