Transferring Files From XP to 7

[ad]Dear Computer Lady,

I have a Windows XP system and would like to transfer all of my files to my new Windows 7 system.

Is there any easy way of doing this?

Thank you for any assistance you can give, Dewberry

Dear Dewberry,

Transferring your files from your old to new computer is pretty easy, IF you are comfortable copying files.

If you are not comfortable copying files from one location to another, it is best to have your local computer shop do this for you. This is a service I perform for my customers on a regular basis.

On your old computer, you would insert a USB drive of some sort, either a data stick, or if you have a lot of files, an external hard drive.

Copy your user folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, etc) onto the drive.

Move the USB device to your new computer, and copy those files from the drive to the new computer.

Not only have you transferred your files from the old computer to the new one, but you now have a backup copy on the USB drive.



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