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;) Why yes, Windows Easy Transfer, this IS my old computer.Next it found the 3 accounts on this XP machine as well as Shared Items and started tallying them up.At this point, remember that nothing has been transferred and I have a fresh Windows 7 machine.Select that this is your new computer and pick the migration file from the external hard drive.First, I put my Windows 7 disc into the Windows XP machine and got this screen: Personally, I wish that there was a "migrate your settings from Windows XP" button or something on this page.It's a great feature and it's not advertised enough.The problem here, and with most OS installs regardless of vendor is that, at some point, reading and comprehension is required.
After the process is done, you get the option for very detailed report.I was asked to "upgrade" a relative's machine from Windows XP to Windows 7, so I figured this was a good time to write-up the experience in case it helps others.This is a screenshot heavy post, so bear with me, this is a tale best told with pictures.It spends some time (15 minutes or so in my case) estimating just how much non-Program data is on the machine. I decided to let Windows 7 format the hard drive so I could start from scratch.In our case, it was about 15 gigs of Photos and general crap. It also has a nice, but subtle, customize link under each name you should click on. I could have just installed 7 over the top, but the hard drive was a bit untidy, so I just took the opportunity to start fresh.