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How to migrate data and programs from Windows XP to Windows 7

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Daisy to PC Transfer

Summary:
How to migrate data, settings, programs from Windows XP to Windows 7? Free PC migration software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans can easily migrate data and programs from Windows XP to Windows 7/8/8.1.

I have a 3 years old Laptop running Windows XP Professional 32 bit. I bought a new laptop running Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate. I want to migrate the files and as many programs as possible from the XP machine to the Windows 7 machine. Is there any program can do it?

The answer is Yes. This article is to demonstrate a way to migrate data or programs from a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7 computer using EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro.

As a free application and data migration software, EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro can easily migrate data (Including music, documents, videos, photos, etc.) and applications along with their settings from Windows XP to Windows 7/8/10 or from 32-bit Windows XP to 64-bit Windows 7/8/10.

Transfer data and programs from Windows XP to Windows 7 with Todo PCTrans Pro

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The video tutorial of migrating data and programs from Windows XP to Windows 7

 

Step 1: Download and launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers.

Then you will see the three options: "PC to PC", "Image Transfer", and "App Migration". Select the "PC to PC" option and transfer or share files through the network. make sure that the computers reside on the same LAN.

Tip: This is the most recommended way to transfer data from one operating system to another on two computers, but make sure that the computers reside on the same LAN.

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Click "Continue" and select the target computer to connect to.

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Select the files or data that you want to transfer.

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Click "Transfer" to transfer files between two different operating systems.

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Step 2: Select "Image Transfer" if the two computers are not on the same LAN.

Tip: For computers not on the same LAN, or, for a dual-boot system, you can only pick up this method.

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Click "Create", select the destination to store the image.

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Choose the folders, programs to create the image.

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Then copy the image to the targeted computer, run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the new system, choose "Recover" and select the files to transfer.

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Step 3: Select "App Migration" if you want to migrate programs only.

Tip: This feature is specially designed to local hard drives, for example, transfer selected programs from the C drive to D drive on the same computer. But for different operating systems, you need to prepare a removable storage drive in advance, by transferring the programs to the USB flash drive and then use the drive on the other computer running a different operating system.

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Select the applications you want. e.g. Microsoft Office, Adobe, Chrome... Choose the connected drive as the destination. Click "Transfer".

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Besides data and programs migration from Windows XP to Windows 7, EaseUS Todo PCTrans Pro also supports migrating data and programs from Windows XP to Windows 8/8.1, from Windows XP to Vista, from Windows 7 to Windows 7/8/8.1, from Windows 8 to Windows 8/8.1.

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