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

Updated on Jun 26, 2019 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.

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

Step 1. Select the transfer mode.

  • Download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both computers.
  • Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the PCs and choose "PC to PC". (The "PC to PC" feature transfer files based on the network connection. If your PCs are not on the same LAN, choose "Image Transfer" instead.)
  • Ensure your PCs meet the requirements of network-based transfer and click "Continue".
select transfer mode

Step 2. Connect the two computers.

  • Choose another computer and click "Connect".
  • Enter the login password of the target computer and click "OK".
  • Specify the transfer direction and click "OK".
connect the PCs

Step 3. Choose the files you want to transfer.

  • Hover on the "Files" option and click "Edit".
  • Check the files you want to transfer.
  • If you want to change the default storage path, click the "Edit" icon.
  • Afterward, click "Finish".
select the files you want to transfer

Step 4. Transfer files between two different operating systems.

  • After selecting the files, click “Transfer” to start the transfer process.
  • When it has done, click “OK” and you can go to check the files on the target PC.
transfer files between two different operating systems

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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