XP Pro to new machine



Bill
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
I ordered a new computer with XP Home. I intend to, as suggested here awhile
ago, upgrade to XP Pro with the upgrade I bought some time ago. This machine
will no longer be used. As suggested, I will do a clean install and get all
the latest updates.

Is SP2 still available?

Is/are there file/s I can copy to a CD, then to the new machine that will
contain all/some of my Windows XP Pro ''personal settings'' I have made over
time? (please tell me there is one file I can transfer that will make the
new machine "look" like the old machine<G>)

Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, or close guesses greatly appreciated.

Thank you all in advance.

Bill Chatfield

Ron Martell
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
"Bill" <smile@here.net> wrote:

>I ordered a new computer with XP Home. I intend to, as suggested here awhile
>ago, upgrade to XP Pro with the upgrade I bought some time ago. This machine
>will no longer be used. As suggested, I will do a clean install and get all
>the latest updates.
>
>Is SP2 still available?
>
>Is/are there file/s I can copy to a CD, then to the new machine that will
>contain all/some of my Windows XP Pro ''personal settings'' I have made over
>time? (please tell me there is one file I can transfer that will make the
>new machine "look" like the old machine<G>)
>
>Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, or close guesses greatly appreciated.
>
>Thank you all in advance.
>
>Bill Chatfield
>

To save your configuration settings (and data files if you want) use
the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard that comes with Windows XP.
Create a folder named \Transfer on your hard drive and tell FASTW to
save the data there. When FASTW is finished you can burn the
Transfer folder and its contents to a CD or DVD. Then when you have
your new computer set up insert the CD/DVD and run FASTW on the new
machine to import the saved data. See the article on using FASTW by
MVP Gary Woodruff at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm

Windows XP Service Pack 2 is still available. I suggest that you
might want to download the entire Service Pack as one file. You can
order it on CD from Microsoft at
http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx
or you can download it as one package from
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en


Good luck


Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm

Bill
07-10-2005, 12:22 AM
Ron,

Thank you very much - SP2 is downloading as I write this and I'll
rerad/follow the advice in the article about the file transfer - never used
it before.

Bill

"Ron Martell" wrote:

> "Bill" <smile@here.net> wrote:
>
> >I ordered a new computer with XP Home. I intend to, as suggested here awhile
> >ago, upgrade to XP Pro with the upgrade I bought some time ago. This machine
> >will no longer be used. As suggested, I will do a clean install and get all
> >the latest updates.
> >
> >Is SP2 still available?
> >
> >Is/are there file/s I can copy to a CD, then to the new machine that will
> >contain all/some of my Windows XP Pro ''personal settings'' I have made over
> >time? (please tell me there is one file I can transfer that will make the
> >new machine "look" like the old machine<G>)
> >
> >Any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, or close guesses greatly appreciated.
> >
> >Thank you all in advance.
> >
> >Bill Chatfield
> >
>
> To save your configuration settings (and data files if you want) use
> the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard that comes with Windows XP.
> Create a folder named \Transfer on your hard drive and tell FASTW to
> save the data there. When FASTW is finished you can burn the
> Transfer folder and its contents to a CD or DVD. Then when you have
> your new computer set up insert the CD/DVD and run FASTW on the new
> machine to import the saved data. See the article on using FASTW by
> MVP Gary Woodruff at http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/fast.htm
>
> Windows XP Service Pack 2 is still available. I suggest that you
> might want to download the entire Service Pack as one file. You can
> order it on CD from Microsoft at
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/updates/sp2/cdorder/en_us/default.mspx
> or you can download it as one package from
> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=049C9DBE-3B8E-4F30-8245-9E368D3CDB5A&displaylang=en
>
>
> Good luck
>
>
> Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
> --
> Microsoft MVP
> On-Line Help Computer Service
> http://onlinehelp.bc.ca
>
> In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
> http://aumha.org/alex.htm
>


XP Pro to new machine