Upgrading a Windows XP computer to Windows 10 wipes your hard drive clean and leaves you with a fresh installation of Windows 10. This means any files, folders, and programs are also wiped clean during the upgrade process. In this movie, you will know how to back up your files and folders to an external source to be copied back to your new Windows 10 installation after the upgrade.
- [Voiceover] Because upgrading to Windows 10…from Windows XP means you need to wipe out XP…and replace it with Windows 10,…it also means all of your files, your programs,…folders, settings, et cetera are also wiped clean…from the hard drive to make room for Windows 10.…That's why it's important to backup your files,…get them off the XP computer, stored somewhere temporarily…until you've upgraded to Windows 10,…at which point you can get them back…onto your computer and continue working with them…in your new Windows 10 environment.…
Now there are a number of different options…for doing this, one option of course we talked about earlier…is buying a new computer with Windows 10 already installed.…Well in that case you still need to get your files…moved over from your old computer to your new one…and as you can see I've opened up my browser here…and all I did was a little search for transfer files,…you can see there is something here…at the Microsoftstore.com site that will allow you…to move your files, folders, and more for free…
Note: Windows 10 is not a free upgrade for XP users. You will need to purchase Windows 10 before proceeding with the migration.
- Getting a Microsoft account
- Backing up files on Windows XP
- Upgrading to Windows 10
- Customizing Windows 10 settings
- Restoring files and folders