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I need to transfer my settings and programs from my old laptop (using XP) to my new laptop which is using vista.

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Try start>all programs>accessories>system tools>file and settings transfer wizard... I'm sure it will work across xp and vista. (with settings in particular as files should probably be ok). but that's where I would start.

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Before beginning i recommend performing a full backup so that if anything goes wrong you can roll the system back to working state.

1. You might have a large number of files on your computer that you've either downloaded.The chances are you've also not accessed many of these files in years.
Take time to make an assessment of which files you actively use. In many cases, you'll find that you can free up large amounts of disk space by simply archiving old files. Do this now to clear space and you'll save them later on.

2. Download Microsoft windows easy transfer from http://tinyurl.com/windowsET. Select the correct version depending on whether your old windows installation is XP or Vista, and 32-bit or 64-bit. If your not sure with vista, click start ,type system and click system in the programs list. In XP, click start then Run.Type system.cpl and press Enter. In each case it will tell you if your current version is 32-or 64-bit.

Once downloaded , double click on the easy transfer file and follow the installation wizard.

3. Run windows Easy Transfer from the start menu. The initial screen tells you what it can do. Click Next to continue. The next screen asks which transfer method you want to use. If you're transferring files using and external device, click the bottom option. Click Next again, and you'll be asked which computer you're using, click it.Windows Easy Transfer now builds a list of your files and settings. This process may take several minutes.


4. Easy File Transfer will identify the data it plans to transfer for each user account, and also from shared locations. Review files using the Customise buttons. This displays a sub-window,allowing you to select what you want transferred. If you need to remove files from the list,click advanced.
You can then deselect files by un-ticking the check boxes.

Click next, enter password if required, then click next again to select a transfer destination. The program creates an archive and tells you where it's stored. You can now exit the wizard.

5. Install Window 7 using the disc supplied. When complete, insert your USB drive and open it to display its files. These are stored as a self-extracting archive, so there's no need to install easy files transfer on windows 7.
Double-click the files from old computer. After a few minutes you'll be presented Whit a similar window to the one you saw earlier when you created the archive, but this time you're choosing files to load to a new computer. You can click Customise to omit files, as before.

6. Click Transfer to start loading the files on to the new computer. To prevent file corruptions or access conflicts, Windows 7 deliberately hides the menu bar to prevent you from using the PC until the transfer is complete.

Finally, click on the option to see the files that were transferred. Clicking the Program report tab also lists any third-party applications, such as adobe reader, that windows 7 thinks you'll need to install to access your files.

We are done now wish you luck' and please leave comment and feedback.
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There are three sets of items that you need to transfer.
It would be best to use an external USB drive and keep the data on the drive as a backup.

1. Settings (Internet favorites, desktop settings, cookies, address book, etc.)
2. Data (My Documents, and multimedia content)
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It would be easy if the old computer was also a Dell; however, you can't simply "copy" to the new computer.

#1. Settings: There is a built-in utility called "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard". [Start] [All Programs] [Accessories] [System Tools] [Files and Settings Transfer Wizard]

#2. The transfer wizard has an option to copy "settings only", "Data Only", Settings and Data". Transfer only the settings and then transfer the data. It will go much smoother.

#3. Some programs are already on your new computer; however, unless the old computer was also a Dell, you will have to re-install most or all of your programs like MS Office, Printers, Scanners, Camera and Video applications, etc.

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