Upgrading from Windows XP to Windows 7
Although Windows XP users cannot upgrade directly to Windows 7, Microsoft provides the Windows Easy Transfer utility, which allows you to easily transfer your computer’s settings and files to the new Windows 7.
To launch the Windows Easy Transfer utility, log in to Windows XP, insert the Windows 7 installation disc, and navigate to the \support\migwiz folder. Double-click migwiz.exe to launch the Windows Easy Transfer utility (see Figure 1-1). Follow the instructions on the screen to save the settings to another computer via a cable or network, or save them to a hard disk or USB drive. When Windows 7 has been installed, you can run the Windows Easy Transfer utility via Start?All Programs?Accessories?System Tools?Windows Easy Transfer. Follow the online instructions to copy the saved settings onto the new Windows 7 installation.