Going South for the Windows

You have a single Windows XP computer that is upgrading to a new system, and you need to migrate the user’s data from the old computer to the new computer. Which of these would be the best choice to use for this migration?

A) Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

B) Windows Easy Transfer

C) User State Migration Tool

D) Windows Backup

E) Move one file at a time with a floppy disk. Bring lots of doughnuts.

The answer: A) Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

The Files and Settings Wizard is built into Windows XP, and it’s designed for small-scale migrations. Windows Easy Transfer is part of Windows Vista, and the User State Migration Tool is best used for large-scale deployments. The Windows Backup application does not migrate detailed user configurations between systems.

Want to know more? Watch “Upgrading Windows.”

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