Move windows xp machine to a new windows 7 machine - Software

Posted on 2013-12-17
Last Modified: 2013-12-17
Is there any software out there that will take an image of an xp machine and then let the user place that image on a new windows 7 machine?

Basically I'm wanting to get all the files and configuration from xp and migrate the user to a windows 7 machine without having to reinstall everything.

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Dave Baldwin earned 500 total points
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LapLink PC-Mover claims to be able to do it.   I think it is more likely to work if both machines are 32-bit.

When I used it to move my stuff from an old Windows 2000 computer to a new Windows XP one, there was a lot of hand tweaking required before it really worked right but it did do it.  If you get it, spring for the Professional version, don't bother with the 'cheap' ones.

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is there anything that doesn't lock you down to a single computer. Basically pay 50ish dollars or whatever and be able to use it on all the computers to update them as needed?
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by:Dave Baldwin
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Not that I know of.  I got PC-Mover when they had a 2-for-1 deal.  They do have a 'Business' page with 'enterprise' pricing, you can check that out.  But you should know that this will not be a 'perfect' operation.  You can expect that every machine will have to be tweaked to make it work right.
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Then i will just stick to a full resetup was hoping to find a faster easier solution but if I'm going to have to tweak to get it to work, i might as well install fresh. thanks for help

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You're welcome, thanks for the points.  Even moving from one XP system to another XP system, there were things I still had to adjust, especially security settings.

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