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How to transfer your profile settings from Windows XP to Windows 7 with Windows Easy Transfer

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http://www.liberiangeek.net – If you owned a Windows XP computer with all of your profile settings, photo and music files still intact, and want to upgrade to Windows 7 system, then you’ll want to continue reading this. Since there’s not a straight upgrade path from Windows XP to Windows 7, keeping your settings and files when upgrading to Windows 7 from XP is not possible. You’ll have to backup your settings in XP and restore it once upgraded to Windows 7, and that can be messy sometimes.   To simplify the process of transferring your settings and files from a XP machine to Windows  7, Microsoft created a tool called Windows Easy Transfer. In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows XP and bring your profile settings and files along with you.   There are about four (4) ways to transfer your settings with Easy Transfer. 1) Using Easy Transfer Cable, 2) Home/Business Network , 3) Removable Hard Disk , 4) Burning it on a CD/DVD blank disk. For this tutorial, I will copy the settings on a blank CD/DVD disk. You can choose whichever method you like, but because I have a CD-RW drive, I will copy the settings.   To begin, turn on your Windows XP machine and pop a blank CD/DVD into the computer’s drive.   1) Click here to download Windows Easy Transfer for the Windows XP machine. You’ll need to validate your copy of Windows before you’ll be allowed to download it. When prompted, click Run.   2) Click Next to continue and Accept the license terms.     3) Click Finish when done. Next go to Start –> Programs –> Windows Easy Transfer.     4) Choose the option to use CD, DVD or other removable media and continue. Next Choose CD option.     5) Select the CD/DVD Drive you have the blank CD in and create a password. Next Choose to transfer all user settings and files.     6) Customize more if you like and continue. Your profile should be copied to the blank CD/DVD disk.   Restoring your settings: 7) Power on your Windows  7 machine and pop in the CD/DVD you transferred your data onto. Double-click the contents on the disk to begin the restoration.   Select the Disk Drive and enter the password you created before you transferred your data. Click Next when you’re done.     Click the Transfer button to begin transferring.     9) Transfer is complete. Now your data from your old PC is moved to your new Windows 7 machine.     That’s all folks. Hope you see you soon.   Join the forum discussion on this post — (1) Posts (HowTos)