Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7

with David Rivers
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Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7
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For those who held on to Windows XP and skipped Vista, Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7 demonstrates how to update the OS with ease. Instructor David Rivers takes a step-by-step approach to transferring files, saving settings, and determining the best data migration option for any system. David has organized the course around three key tasks: pre-installation to complete on an XP machine; the actual installation of Windows 7; and post-installation, to get any remaining files in place and ensure the hardware is connected. Along the way, he offers tips and tricks for a smooth transition from Windows XP to Windows 7.

Topics include:
  • Figuring out the best migration option for any situation
  • Creating an optional partition for Windows 7
  • Using Easy Transfer to store files and settings
  • Performing a clean install of Windows 7 on a new partition
  • Cleaning up temporary files after installation with disk cleanup


(cheerful, upbeat music) - [Voiceover] Hi, I'm David Rivers, and welcome to Migrating from Windows XP to Windows 7. You know, Windows 7 is the largest operating system software update from Microsoft since Windows Vista. So in this course, I'll show you everything you need to know to migrate smoothly and efficiently from Windows XP to Windows 7. I'll begin by showing you how to prepare for the migration in Windows XP, like checking to see if your computer is ready for Windows 7 with the Upgrade Advisor.

We'll look at backing up your important files and installing Windows Easy Transfer and using it to simplify the migration of your files and your settings. Then we'll walk through the Windows 7 Installation steps, exploring various installation options such as installing on a new partition or replacing XP altogether with Windows 7. Once Windows 7 is installed, we'll explore using Disk Cleanup to remove temporary files. We'll explore options for connecting your peripheral devices and drivers. So if you are ready to migrate from Windows XP to Windows 7, let's get started.

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