Important Tips To Move Files And Settings To A New PC Running Windows XP

By: MTSS  08-Jun-2011
Keywords: Computer Software

Have you bought a new desktop or a new laptop and want to copy everything from the old PC to the new one? If the answer is yes, then you have plenty of options to perform this task. You can consult a computer repair company and avail their operating system support.You can also perform the job without the help of a technician. How? That is what we are going to discuss in this article. Explore and learn.


In order to move files and settings from the old computer to the new one, you can use a home network. Using this, you can connect both your old and your new computers to the network simultaneously. After connecting both computers, log on to your new PC as an administrator and install any programs that you use on your old computer. Now click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Once the Wizard opens, click Next. Click New computer on the Which computer is this? page and click Next. Do you have Windows XP CD? If yes, then on the Do you have a Windows XP CD? page, click I will use the wizard from the Windows XP CD and click Next, and run the same on your old computer.


Let’s take a look at how to run the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard on your old computer. Close all open programs and launch the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Insert your Windows XP CD and click Perform additional tasks. Click Transfer files and settings. Now the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard will appear, click Next. On the Which computer is this? page, click Old computer. Then, click Next.


The wizard will now display the Select a transfer method page. If you are transferring files across a network, on the What do you want to transfer? page, click Next. Again you need to click Next if the Install programs on your new computer page appears. It will take around one hour to examine the old computer. Once it is done, the Password dialog box will be displayed on the new computer. And it will display a case-sensitive password. You need to type this password in the Password dialog box on the old computer and click OK.


The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard will start transferring all your files and settings. The process might take an hour. Click Finish on the old computer, one the transfer process is complete. However, you can also transfer files and settings using a shared folder or external hard disk drive.


From the discussion, it is quite evident that the process of moving files and settings to a new PC running Windows XP is not tough. If you find any difficulties to perform the task, consult a computer support help provider.

Keywords: Computer Software