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Ever wonder how you can get your important data from an older computer to your new Windows 8 computer without losing anything? How to Transfer Data to a New Windows 8 Computer will put fears to rest and walk you through the steps to do so successfully.
You'll find coverage of the basics and pitfalls to avoid; gain awareness of data that may have been overlooked or forgotten, as well as alternatives and ways to go forward if things do not work as expected. Learn about types of data to consider, preparation tasks, software tools that will facilitate the process, and finally, what to do with that old computer.
Alan Wright is the author of Windows 8.1 Absolute Beginner's Guide. He has worked with end-users at different levels and has long been accustomed to explaining and educating them on this type of issue. He has operated his own computer shop and continues to work with both home and small business users. In the past, Alan has worked in a corporate environment provided desk-side technical support and data migration when new OS's have rolled out.
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|Section 1: Types of Data to Consider|
Pictures, Music and DocumentsPreview
Data Location on Windows XP
Data Location on Windows Vista
Data Location on Windows 7
Data Location on Windows 8
|Section 2: Preparation|
How Long Does it Take?
Methods of Data transfer
Preparing Data Location
|Section 3: Using Automated Software Tools|
Easy Transfer Basics
Using Easy Transfer with Default Settings
Using Easy Transfer with Advanced Settings
Troubleshooting Easy Transfer
Using Third Party Software - PCMover
|Section 4: Managing Your Old Computer|
Securely Removing Data
Managing Software Licenses
Other Things to Consider
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