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I have a company who has got a new Windows 7 PC. Any recommendations on how to migrate all of the files over and also how to I bring the IE and Chrome shortcuts and setting over/

Are there any issues I should foresee when copying from a real old xp machine to new 64b windows 7 machine?

Thanks in advance

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There are many issues in transferring files between machines with different OSes; file paths are different, many apps install only files needed by the installed OS so moving it to a machine with another OS will break it. Some files, such as application config and installers, are hidden but can be migrated to new machines. Other files, such as application caches and registry settings, are machine or user specific and cannot be migrated, and it is not obvious which are which. Do not try to copy files manually.

The Windows Easy Transfer app will migrate user data and documents. The Windows User State Migration Tool can migrate some application settings to a new machine.

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Chrome support bookmark setting sync'ing, so just setup the sync in chrome on the old computer... and open chrome on the new computer and turn the sync'ing on there too. Everything should be copied over for you.

You might want to export the IE bookmarks/cookies into chrome first. And set it up before the sync

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