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Saving Files and Settings to a Folder or Drive of Windows XP
If itís impossible or impractical to connect the old and new computers directly, use the Files And Settings Transfer Wizard to store your saved settings in one or more files. Follow these steps to do so:
1. At the old computer, insert the Windows XP CD into the CD-ROM drive. From the Welcome To Microsoft Windows XP menu, choose Perform Additional Tasks and then click Transfer Files And Settings. Click Next.
2. When prompted, choose the Old Computer option and click Next. If your old computer is not running Windows XP, this option is automatically selected and this page does not appear. Proceed to step 3.
3. In the Select A Transfer Method dialog box, choose either of the following options:
■ Floppy Drive Or Other Removable Media: The drive list shows all removable drives that are identified by letter, including standard 3.5-inch (1.44 MB) floppy drives, Zip drives (100 MB and 250 MB capacity), USB flash drives, Compact Flash and other memory card readers, and CD-RW drives, if you have packetwriting software such as Adaptecís DirectCD installed. If you choose a floppy drive from this list, the What Do You Want To Transfer page of the wizard defaults to the Settings Only option, eliminates the option to transfer e-mail messages and settings, and warns you that transferring files may require a large number of floppy disks.
■ Other (For Example, A Removable Drive Or Network Drive): Choose this option if you want to save files and settings to a folder on a local or network drive. When you select this option, the What Do You Want To Transfer page of the wizard defaults to the Both Files And Settings option.