Previously we showed you how to back up files and settings for the Upgrading from XP to Windows 7 using Easy Transfer for
Windows XP. Now, the last step in the upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 is to transfer the settings we saved in Windows XP over to our brand new Windows 7 operating system.
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Hi, this is Mike Callahan, “Dr. File Finder” and welcome back to Butterscotch.com special series on Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7.
We completed our install of Windows 7. We’re sitting here on the desktop and all we have left to do in this final segment of this series is to transfer the things that we transferred from Windows XP with Easy Transfer and put them on our new install of Windows 7.
So, here in Windows 7, we’re going to click on Start, All Programs, going to go to Accessories, down to the System Tools and here’s Easy Transfer. Comes right with Windows 7, you don’t have to come out look for it, or search for it or download it, it’s right here. Showing us what it does and what you can transfer. You click next.
Who wants to know how we want to transfer our items to our new computer, cable, network or external hard disk or flash drive. We backup to a USB flash drive so we’ll select that. Now, which computer are you using now? This is our new computer by nature the fact that it has our new install of Windows 7. So we’ll click that. Has Windows Transfer already save their files on the old computer, yes indeed it has. That’s what we did in the earlier step, the removable drive, we’ll click open.
Here’s the image file. The file has an extension of MIG which stands for migrate. It’s an easy transfer file so we’ll say open, now its choosing what to transfer to this computer. It has the size, so we just say transfer and it’s transferring the data from our XP machine onto our new install of Windows 7.
So this will take a little bit of time to get this settings and files transferred over, here we go, come it along. It’s about done. In a couple of instances, we notice we had a little bit of trouble with the file which is all the more reason to make sure that your backup is solid. We can see what transferred and get a report in details, setting and so on.
So this can concludes our tutorial series on Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7. It’s asking us to restart now so that those settings and files can go into place and take effect.
This is Mike Callahan, Dr. File Finder and that’s all there is to it.