What are the challenges when moving from Windows XP to Windows 7?

by on October 19, 2009

Q: I’ll be buying a new laptop soon. It’ll have Windows 7 I’m sure. I currently have Windows XP and never switched to Vista. Can I expect any challenges and if so what might they be and how might I minimize them?

When I do the transfer how should I go about transferring all of my programs, data, favorites, bookmarks, etc., onto the new computer?


One Response to “What are the challenges when moving from Windows XP to Windows 7?”
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    If you’re moving to a totally new pc, you really shouldn’t except any big issues, it’s still Windows. So adding all your data over isn’t going to really be any different than it would have been if you were going to another Windows XP computer.

    Since you specifically mention bookmarks, check out http://www.xmarks.com/ it’s an addon for the major web browsers that allows you to sync all your bookmarks across multiple pcs. Start using that today, and when you get your windows 7 laptop, just install your favorite browser, xmarks and login and all your bookmarks will be imported.