In-Box Tools for Migrating User Files and Settings
Windows 7 offers in-box tools for migrating user files and settings from one computer to another. Detailed instructions for using Windows Easy Transfer to manually migrate files from Windows XP are found in the Step-by-Step: Windows 7 Upgrade and Migration for guide on Microsoft® TechNet. For smaller organizations without dedicated IT staff, Windows Easy Transfer provides a guided experience for migrating user files and settings from Windows XP to Windows 7. For some organizations with limited IT staff, this option is also preferred for migrating files and settings when replacing a computer. Windows Easy Transfer in the computer replacement scenario also provides the option to connect two computers by using a USB cable or network location to transfer files.