By John Clyman
You probably know the feeling: You sit down at a new computer, excited by its potential, only to realize that so much of what you really need is still stuck on your older system. …..how are you going to transfer your address book, e-mails, data files, Internet favorites, digital music and photos, specialized applications, desktop wallpaper and screen savers, and all your other personal paraphernalia, not to mention your application and system settings?
Copying all this data manually is an option in principle, but it’s hopelessly tedious and error-prone in practice.
In an ideal world, you wouldn’t have to worry about any of this. You could press a few buttons and transfer everything that made your old system unique right onto your new one. While such a panacea is beyond the current state of the art, a number of system-migration tools take a big step in that direction. We’ve reviewed a variety of them (see http://go.pcmag.com/migration )—so now let’s take a look at how you can actually put them to use to help get your new PC set up just like your old one.
Read the article here: How to Migrate to a New PC