Thanks Willy and Linkit!
Hmmm ... I was hoping someone would recommend a miraculous all-in-one transfer software, but it seems it's not going to be that easy! I'm heading to OfficeMax for the CDs, but I'm a little confused about transferring the programs v. the files. Does every program need to be reloaded, either by CD or a network download? And how do I transfer bookmarks, email, contacts, desktop, etc. Also, how do laplink and mini-network/router methods work? I have a router set up in my office (upstairs) so that my son can access the Internet on another desktop (downstairs). Are you referring to the same type of router?
Write when you can, okay?