Easiest way to upgrade to new Win 7Pro laptop

Dell Latitude - e5510 laptop computer (i...
September 10, 2010 at 11:54:14
Specs: Windows 7 pro, Intel Core i7 / 4GB
My Wireless network consists of an XP workstation (with modem, router & printer wired in) & my old XP laptop...I have a new Win7 Pro laptop that I need to replace the existing XP laptop with. However, i have numerous files and several programs that I want on the new Win7 laptop...What's the easiest method of transferring numerous files, folders and some programs over and get the new laptop into my wireless network?....I'll keep the XP workstation in place...Just want to integrate the new Win7 laptop in ASAP without leaving needed files and programs behind...Any sincere help is greatly appreciated...Thanks-all...
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#1
September 10, 2010 at 11:56:34
You won't be able to transfer programs. You will need to install them fresh.

Join the win7 box to your network and copy the files over to it from the xp box.


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#2
September 10, 2010 at 17:37:30
Dunno about easy but here is the MS video on that. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/...

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#3
September 10, 2010 at 19:36:01
If possible, and your files are large, you will save time transferring them if you can temporarily connect wired through your router, then go wireless. As above, programs will need to be reinstalled (if compatible). You will need to make sure that all of your computers have the same workgroup listed and file and print sharing is turned on. It is easiest to share a few folders and use them to make the transfers. On the windows 7 machine, you will need to enter each user, or type 'everyone' (if you are on a small secure network) and select read and write capabilities for each.

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