How to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8

As of today, Microsoft has stopped support for Windows XP. To keep your system up-to-date and safe, Windows XP users should move to Windows 7 or Windows 8 (and for those who insist on clinging to their old OS, see our tips for making Windows XP more secure). To help you through the pains of migration, we’ve compiled apps and tips for transitioning to either Windows 7 or 8. If you’re considering upgrading to Vista…don’t.

File Transfer

Microsoft Easy Transfer

Microsoft has its own transfer manager to help migrate files, pictures, and basic settings to Windows 7. It’s a basic tool that lets you migrate settings by profile and produces a detailed report of everything moved to your new PC.

Laplink PCmover Express

Microsoft is also partnering with Laplink to offer free data transfer from Windows XP to any newer Windows OS. PCmover Express connects to the Internet and walks you through the process step by step. It doesn’t impact any personal settings on your new PC… [Read more]

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giveaway / April 10, 2014 / Software
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