I need your advice

Singapore
July 15, 2007 10:10pm CST
I have an internal hard drive that is configured for use with Windows XP and a Windows Vista laptop computer and I want to move the files from the hard drive to Windows Vista, is it possible? What are the things do I need in order to move the files?
1 response
@ryanphil01 (4185)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
You can use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and program settings from a computer running Windows 2000 (files only), Windows XP, or Windows Vista to another computer running Windows Vista. Start Windows Easy Transfer on the computer running Windows Vista, and then follow the instructions. Or, if you upgrade a computer from Windows XP to Windows Vista, your files, settings, and programs will be transferred automatically during the upgrade. You do not need to run Windows Easy Transfer. NoteYou can't use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and settings from a computer that is running Windows XP Starter Edition. Instead, on your old computer, you'll need to select the files that you want to transfer, and then copy them to a CD, DVD, USB flash drive, or external hard disk. After you've copied the files, you can manually transfer them to your new computer. If your old and new computers are connected to the same network, you can also copy files to a network location, and then copy them from the network location to your new computer. If you're not sure which files you need to copy—for example, to transfer your e-mail inbox or program settings to the new computer—check the Help for the program to try to find the file names and locations on your old computer. I hope this helps. Source : http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/ en-US/Help/96d5d811-6d52-4dff-b39b-76c64a131dfe1033.mspx
• Singapore
16 Jul 07
Thank you for your response however, the link you mentioned has a runtime error. So I hope you will give a better link.
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
Try this link: http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/96d5d811-6d52-4dff-b39b-76c64a131dfe1033.mspx
• Singapore
16 Jul 07
What happens if my Windows XP computer is not working anymore, do you have any suggestions?