How To Migrate From Windows XP To Windows 7

Restore Saved Data

Whether migrating data from an external drive or transferring directly via cable, run Windows Easy Transfer on the target Windows 7 machine by selecting it from Accessories > System Tools. If migrating from an external drive, navigate to the drive and find the profile data file inside something similar to "Items from old computer." Open the profile data file and select "Advanced Options" to map destinations for the incoming data. (The function controls how incoming profiles are mapped to a machine's existing profiles, if any. This is used mainly for migrating data to a machine that had been used previously and contains one or more existing user profiles.) Make appropriate changes and hit Save to proceed.


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