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Windows 7: Windows XP Pro to Windows 7

20 Apr 2012   #1
Rodersss

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows XP Pro to Windows 7

Hi,
I have gone to OS Windows 7 from XP Pro, this is the first time I have upgraded.
Can you tell me what I would want from my old PC.
My photos and files and possibly favourites.
I have an external drive to transfer stuff to and then back to the new OS.
Is there anything except personal stuff I need to bring across.
Thanks
Rodersss


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20 Apr 2012   #2
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

If I were you I take a backup of my Internet explorer bookmarks.
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20 Apr 2012   #3
Rodersss

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 
Windows XP Pro to Windows 7

Thanks for that.
Rodersss
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20 Apr 2012   #4
mach04

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 8 Pro
 
 

You are welcome.
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20 Apr 2012   #5
DustSailor

Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit
 
 

You might enjoy this tutorial on how to transfer things: Windows Easy Transfer - XP or Vista to Windows 7 - tutorial created by merkat106

Really, if you can't think of anything to save, it may not be important. Think of outlook (if you use it), and any contacts you might want to keep, and music, etc.
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20 Apr 2012   #6
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
One of the biggest problems I had was that in Windows 7 there is no built in e-mail client like Outlook Express. (Pity Ms never kept it -- simple and even the dumbest Scrobbit on Earth could use it),

So if you want to save emails / contacts / address books then you will have to google as it's not so simple to copy this stuff.

I actually kept a Virtual Windows XP machine around just for using email until most of my emails are now on Outlook.

I ABSOLUTELY HATE WINDOWS LIVE. !!!

Cheers
jimbo
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20 Apr 2012   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rodersss View Post
Is there anything except personal stuff I need to bring across.
Generally, all you need is "personal stuff", plus bookmarks and email.

Personal stuff can be moved with the mouse.

Bookmarks are usually easily exported and reimported through your browser.

But email transfer can easily be a major pain and you may be in for an ordeal and need to rely on your Google-fu, depending on what email applications are used on the old and new systems.

Your first email move should be to locate the email files on the old system and make some sort of a direct copy of those complete folders to another hard drive for safekeeping---because your attempts at getting the email into the new system may result in corruption or loss. So make a backup copy before you even start.
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20 Apr 2012   #8
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jimbo45 View Post
Hi there
One of the biggest problems I had was that in Windows 7 there is no built in e-mail client like Outlook Express. (Pity Ms never kept it -- simple and even the dumbest Scrobbit on Earth could use it),

So if you want to save emails / contacts / address books then you will have to google as it's not so simple to copy this stuff.

I actually kept a Virtual Windows XP machine around just for using email until most of my emails are now on Outlook.

I ABSOLUTELY HATE WINDOWS LIVE. !!!

Cheers
jimbo
Hi there.
I think that's what I told the OP. Email transfer was (is) a major pain in the you know where.

Cheers
jimbo
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21 Apr 2012   #9
Rodersss

windows 7 professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks everybody,
I was worried that I was going to miss something vital.
Thanks again.
Rodersss
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