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Windows Vista™ Inside Out by Craig Stinson, Carl Siechert, Ed Bott

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Transferring Files and Settings from Another Computer

If you upgrade an existing computer to Windows Vista, all of your data and most of your programs should survive the journey intact. But what do you do with your data and settings if you purchase a new computer, or if you decide to do a clean install on your existing system? With Windows Vista, you can use a utility called Windows Easy Transfer to handle most of the grunt work.

With the help of this utility, the direct successor to Windows XP’s Files And Settings Transfer Wizard, you can migrate settings and files from your old computer to the new one (or from your old installation of Windows Vista to a new, clean one). Although the wizard has its limitations, it’s highly flexible and offers ...

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