Restore Computer Files and Settings in windows 7 using Windows Easy Transfer

Do you want to restore computer files and settings in windows 7 after upgrading from Windows XP or Windows Vista? Then use Windows Easy Transfer and follow the steps outlined below.It must however be noted that you should have earlier transferred computer files and settings from windows XP or vista using Windows Easy Transfer.

How to restore files and settings in windows 7 after upgrading XP or vista?

Restore Computer Files and Settings in windows 7 using windows Easy Transfer

It must be noted that you can also restore the transferred computer files and settings in a computer running Windows XP or Vista, using Windows Easy Transfer.

  • First connect your external hard disk or other storage device, that contains the Windows Easy Transfer migration file, to your computer.
  • Run Windows Easy Transfer, to restore the files back to where your old programs will expect them to be, when you reinstall them.
  • Browse to the location on the External Hard Drive, where you saved the file created using Windows Easy Transfer and double click the file
  • If you entered a password while creating the file, enter the password, and then click “Next”.
  • On the Choose what to transfer to this computer page, you can decide how the user accounts from Windows XP are transferred to Windows 7.
    • To accept the current account mapping, click Transfer.
    • To change how the Windows XP accounts are mapped in Windows 7, click Advanced Options.
  • On the Your transfer is complete page, click “See what was transferred” to view a list of the user accounts and files that were moved from Windows XP to Windows 7. Click “See a list of programs you might want to install on your new computer” to view what was previously installed on Windows XP.
  • Click Close. If you are prompted to restart your computer, click the button Restart now.

If you transferred more than one user account, you might be prompted to change the password the next time you log on. If you’re prompted to do so, click OK and in the resulting dialog box, do one of the following.

  • If you want to give the user account a password (recommended), type a new password, retype it for confirmation, and then press “Enter”. you may not be required to type the old password from Windows XP.
  • If you don’t want to give the user account a password, leave the boxes empty, and then press “Enter”.

That is all folks! Enjoy using windows 7. If you are looking for a concise guide to Windows 7, download the free Windows 7 Guide from Microsoft.

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