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Article ID: 293118 - Last Review: April 13, 2007 - Revision: 2.2

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SUMMARY

This article contains step-by-step instructions about how to use the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" in Microsoft Windows XP to transfer files and settings from an old computer to a new computer.

This article is intended for a beginning to intermediate computer user.
You may find it easier to follow the steps if you print this article first.

You can use the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" in Windows XP to transfer settings for Microsoft Internet Explorer and for Microsoft Outlook Express. You can also use this wizard to transfer desktop settings, display settings, dial-up connections, and other types of settings.

Step 1: Get the files and the settings from the old computer

  1. On the old computer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
  2. In the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard dialog box, click Next, and then click Old Computer.
  3. Click Next, and then select a transfer method, such as Floppy drive or other removable media.
  4. Click Next, and then click the option that corresponds to the items that you want to transfer. For example, you can click Settings only, Files only, or Both files and settings.
  5. Click Next two times, and then wait as the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" processes the items to transfer.
  6. Click Finish.

Step 2: Transfer the files and the settings to the new computer

  1. On the new computer, click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click Files and Settings Transfer Wizard.
  2. In the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard dialog box, click Next, and then click New Computer.
  3. Click Next, and then click I don’t need the Wizard Disk. I have already collected my files and settings from my old computer.
  4. Click Next, and then select a transfer method, such as Floppy drive or other removable media.

    Note You must select the same transfer method that you selected on the old computer.
  5. Click Next, and then wait as the "Files and Settings Transfer Wizard" processes the items to transfer.
  6. Click Finish.

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
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