Windows Easy Transfer
The first step is to download Microsoft's Windows Easy Transfer (WET) tool, a free transfer utility for 32- and 64-bit Windows XP or Vista; (WET comes preinstalled on Windows 7). This automatically finds and transfers user profiles, data, passwords and settings. The 9-MB WET for XP installer can be run right from a USB stick onto any number of machines. Run WET on the XP machine being serviced, select the file(s) and user profile(s) to be moved, and save them onto an external storage device. If migrating from an XP machine to a new system with Windows 7 already installed, see the next slide before starting the data copy.