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.