Transfer Data from Windows XP to Windows 7

Recently I bought a Windows 7 desktop, now the task is to transfer my Gigs of data from XP to here.

Can anyone please suggest/advise, any technique or tool (free) to achieve this task, fast and without corruption of data.

Thanks in advance.

Best regards
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAsked:
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Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free 9.8

Very good tool to do your job :)
Zaheer IqbalTechnical Assurance & ImplementationCommented:
Do you want to transfer Data that is stored at a single location on the windows xp machine ?
you could remove the hard drive and add it as secondary drive in your new desktop and then do a manual copy.
How much data are we talking about here ?
Scott CSenior EngineerCommented:
Better yet.  Get a portable drive, back up your data to that, then copy the data from the portable drive to the new machine.  Keep the portable HD as a backup (which you now have that you probably didn't before).
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William FulksSystems Analyst & WebmasterCommented:
The first question is what do you mean by data? If it's just files like pictures and documents, then a straight copy or backup to an external hard drive or flash drive will do. If you're talking program settings, it will depend on the program since the app will need to be reinstalled on the new system.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Unless you are into networking machines and the differences now with eliminating or disabling SMBv1, you are better off with a USB Hard Drive as suggested above to transfer the files.  This will be your best approach as I perceive this to be a one-time requirement. The USB hard drive will be useful going into the future.
you can copy your data to floppies, CD's, Dvd's, and external usb devices
 internal drives can also be used if you have  on the XP and W7 system spare disk ports and cables,
to give a best suggestion, post details about both systems : model, or mobo model
Shaun VermaakTechnical SpecialistCommented:
Back in the day I used Windows Easy Transfer. It can be done with storage, network or and EasyTransfer USB cable
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
please give some time, still not able to try any of these ... thanks a lot though, but give me a little more, and open to new thoughts/suggestions and ideas too.
Tom CieslikIT EngineerCommented:
Mushfique Khan
Can you come back to this question and if any of advice's was useful for you please close question and award Expert
post details about the xp setup, and the windows7 pc : storage used, how much data you want to transfer, disk sizes...
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
guys thanks for your assistance & patience ... much appreciated.

Here is what I did, basically one of my friend assisted, open the old/XP desktop, detach the hard disk and attached into this new one, and all looks great, basically did copy data from one of my old external hard drive too. copied to old HD first and then detach it from there and attached to this new one ;)

All looks great ... thanks again for all your assistance, help & guidance here.

Best regards & happy holidays.


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don't forget to close this Q !!
Mushfique KhanDirector OperationsAuthor Commented:
it only has the answer to the question ;)
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