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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

1471. Migrating to Windows 8.1

Since XP has not been dropped from support at Microsoft, many people want to migrate from Windows XP to WIndows 7 or Windows 8. Does Microsoft have a tool to make this easier? They don't want to lose all of their files and settings. Is there an easy way to do this?

It has always been a concern when upgrading from one version of the operating system to another. Frankly just changing from one computer to another with the same OS has been a concern.

The change from XP to Windows 8 is a major change. Microsoft has come up with a product that helps you with this task. And it is FREE. It is called PCmover Express for Windows XP.

MS says “This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from your old PC to your new device, transferring across your home or work network, and even enables Windows XP users to customize exactly what they want to bring over to their new device,” .

Before you get too excited notice that they have not included the "programs".  You will have to install your old programs.  Some may not work so check out each of them so you know what you may need to do to run your programs on Win 8.

Go to and get a summary of information changing from Windows XP.

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