I had a motherboard die on a Dell laptop that was running Windows XP. I now have a new Dell laptop running Windows 7. The old hard drive is fine, and I have it in a USB drive caddy, which I can attach to the new laptop.
How can I 'cleanly' transfer my User account data from the old drive to the new? I am most concerned about 3 things in particualar:
- Thousands of pictures and videos in Microsoft Digital Image Gallery
- Thousands of songs in iTunes
- Mail, contacts and calendars in Outlook.
I am more familiar moving accounts in OS X by just dragging the home folder from one machine to another and getting everything back. Given the account name Admin in the old XP machine, can I just copy everything from
c:\Documents and Settings\Admin
to the new Machine and assume I'll get everything back?