Manually Migrate Files and Settings from XP Pro to Windows 7 Pro
Posted on 2013-02-02
I have a Dell Dimension E521 running WinXP Pro. It won't boot to XP so I pulled the original hard drive and installed another one and installed Windows 7 Pro on it. It's working fine.
The old XP drive is visible to other computers via a SATA-to-USB adapter so I can get the files off of it.
What I'd like to know is whether there's a utility that will let me point it to the old drive, via the USB adapter, to pull off the files and settings and migrate them to the Windows 7 installation. If not, is there a resource (KB article, website, whatever) that can show me where files and such are stored in XP, and their corresponding locations in Win 7, so I can move them manually?