What are the best resources to share programs and files from my XP computer to my Windows 7 computer?

asked by Denise Millward
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4 solutions
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    #1Laplink PCmover Professional

    Laplink PCmover Professional

    Laplink PCmover Professional is a software that lets you move your programs, files, and settings from an old computer to your new one, so you don't lose anything and can start working right away when you do an upgrade.

    Software

    Windows

    $59.95- $300

    Benjamin Rose
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "It's a neat idea that sort of works. I tried to move more complex programs that have license issues and whatnot, and didn't have much success. Photoshop did not work, Corel Draw worked but wanted the license again. This also doesn't work if you have install limits, because you can't reset the limits if you don't uninstall it first. This is ok, but as most of these all-in-solutions go, it's not quite there."
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    #2Utility Spotlight: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Utility Spotlight: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7

    Utility Spotlight: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7 is an article on the Microsoft TechNet Magazine website that explains how to use the Microsoft User State Migration Tool (USMT) to migrate your users’ files and settings when you upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. 

    Websites

    Free

    Zachary Duncan
    Written on October 23, 2017
    "One of the most frustrating things for a computer user is updating the operating system. It happens all the time and luckily I found this great article at Utility Spotlight: Migrate from Windows xp to Windows 7. This is a great find to help you move your data easily to the latest Microsoft operating system, Windows 7. It is well written and even a novice can do it, great stuff. "
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    #3[TUTORIAL] How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC

    [TUTORIAL] How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC

    How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC is an article on the PC World website that gives you 4 different options you can use to transfer all your files, pictures and other content from your computer to another when you're upgrading from Windows XP to a new PC. 

    Articles

    Free

    Yuan Jia
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "This article in itself is so antiquated that it is long past an upgrade into modern technology itself. Windows XP is so old that very few can remember even using it in the younger generation. Upgrade to Windows 7? That is pretty funny too since that version of Windows is so old that Microsoft doesn't even support it any more and only the old stock of limited machines even still are available loaded with Windows 7 software. I can't even imagine someone still using XP, as Windows 7 is a challenge enough today with nothing less than Windows 10 being the standard. If this data can still be of value, then it does merit some credit."
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    #4EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro

    EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro

    EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro is a PC transfer software for Windows XP/Vista/ 7/8/8.1/10 & Server 2003/2008/2012 that helps you transfer data and applications to a new PC or operating system. 

    Software

    Windows

    $49.95- $399 / Free trial available

    Arjun Dutta
    Written on October 16, 2017
    "I wanted to share files and things with my windows 7 computer. I needed a seamless transition. With EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro I was able to easily transfer these files between the PC and whatever device I had the files on."

Summary

Best What are the best resources to share programs and files from my XP computer to my Windows 7 computer
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Laplink PCmover ProfessionalSoftware 9 Paid
2Utility Spotlight: Migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7Websites 6 Free
3[TUTORIAL] How to get your data from Windows XP to a new PC Articles 2 Free
4EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro Software 2 Paid
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