Friday, January 13, 2006

ACROSS MY DESK: Transferring files from old to new computer

NOTE: This just in from CNET. All inquiries should be addressed the the appropriate CNET message board.

Member Question of the Week
QUESTION: I received a great new Windows XP machine for my birthday. I love it, but I'm having a hard time getting it all set up. How can I get all my files and software from my old machine onto the new one? I've transferred some of my smaller files via floppy disk, but I'm not sure how to get the rest transferred. I know there's no simple answer, but any tips anyone could give would be greatly appreciated. -- Submitted by: Ben M.

ANSWER by Miguel:

Ben, Windows XP comes equipped with a utility called the "Files and settings transfer wizard," designed to facilitate the movement of both documents and personal settings from your old computer to the new one. Thanks to this utility...

To see the full answer, go to:
http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6130-0.html?forumID=7&threadID=149455&messageID=1666018&tag=nl.e497

NOTE FROM MYRT: I love to read these columns, which arrive in email from CNET.com. You'd be surprised at how helpful people can be to perfect strangers.

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