Windows 7 forum: Help me move my files and contacts from Win XP to my new Win 7 laptop

by: Lee Koo (ADMIN) March 12, 2010 1:19 PM PST

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Help me move my files and contacts from Win XP to my new Win 7 laptop

by Lee Koo (ADMIN) ModeratorCNET staff - 3/12/10 1:19 PM

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Help me move my files and contacts from Windows XP to my new Windows 7 laptop


My son gave me a gorgeous new HP laptop for Christmas. My
daughter gave me the coordinating printer-scanner-copier-fax
combo. My youngest son gave me the wireless router and set it
up for me. Now my problems begin. My old desktop computer
(about 5 years old) ran on Windows XP and I was very
comfortable with it. I loved Outlook Express, my new computer
says "Goodbye to O.E." Hello to Windows Live Messenger. I
don't know how to import all my e-mail addresses and the rest
of the information in my address book. Do you have any ideas?
Also, I can't seem to get Live Messenger going, so I'm going
to my provider's Web-based e-mail. It's very hard on me. Of
course, I also don't know how to import my huge recipe file
documents and more importantly my Picture files. It's making
me crazy going back and forth between computers. I would
really like to dismantle the old computer and just work from
the new one. Any and all tips would be much appreciated.

--Submitted by Kathie D.

Here are a couple of featured member answers to get you started, but please do read all the advice and suggestions that our members have contributed to this question.

Help moving to a new computer --Submitted by waytron
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3271105#3271105

Moving to a new system ... --Submitted by Watzman
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-19411_102-0.html?messageID=3266787#3266787

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