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STEP 1

PREPARING FOR THE MIGRATION

Completing the steps below prior to migration will ensure that your systems are ready for the transfer process.
If you need additional instructions, please see your Transfer Your PC User Guide.
Please do not connect the cable until prompted to do so in these instructions.
  1. Uninstall or delete any items or programs on the old computer that you don’t want to transfer to the new computer.
  2. If you have any applications installed on the New computer that are different versions from the ones installed on the Old computer, uninstall one of them.
  3. Disable Power-Saving Options and Screen Savers. (You’ll find these in the Control Panel.) This will keep the computer from shutting down during the transfer.
  4. Make sure that both computers are plugged into a power source. This will keep the computer from shutting down while you are using batteries.
  5. Run a full system virus scan on both computers, either using your already installed anti-virus application or one of the free online scanners.
  6. Run Scan Disk.
    • Under Windows 95, 98 or Me:
      Click on the Start menu and choose Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> ScanDisk.
      Choose the option labeled Standard and check the Automatically Fix Errors box. Then click Start.
    • Under Windows 2000, XP, or Vista:
      Double-click My Computer and right-click your hard drive. Then select Properties from the pop-up menu. Click the Tools tab in the Properties window.
      Click the Check Now button and then indicate that you want file system errors fixed automatically. When the procedure is complete, restart your computer.
  7. Perform a Disk Cleanup. This will remove temporary files that you do not wish to transfer from your old computer. Just choose Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools -> Disk Cleanup from the Start menu.
  8. Close all applications on both computers.

STEP 2

PREPARING YOUR NEW COMPUTER
The migration starts with the New computer.
  1. Insert the Transfer Your PC CD into your CD drive on the New computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Transfer Your PC. (If nothing happens after inserting the CD-ROM, go to My Computer, open the drive that contains the CD and double click setup.exe.)
  2. Once Transfer Your PC is installed, plug the USB cable to the New computer. It is recommended to plug the cable directly into the computer (do not use a hub) using one of the available ports on the back of the computer. If the Found New Hardware wizard comes up, then simply click Next thru the wizard until it completes and installs the driver.
  3. Launch Transfer Your PC on the New computer and follow the on-screen instructions until you are no longer able to click Next.

STEP 3

PREPARING YOUR OLD COMPUTER
  1. Insert the Transfer Your PC CD into your CD drive on the Old computer. Follow the on-screen instructions to install Transfer Your PC. (If nothing happens after inserting the CD-ROM, go to My Computer, open the drive that contains the CD and double click setup.exe.)
  2. Once Transfer Your PC is installed, plug the USB cable to the Old computer. It is recommended to plug the cable directly into the computer (do not use a hub) using one of the available ports on the back of the computer. If the Found New Hardware wizard comes up, then simply click Next thru the wizard until it completes and installs the driver.
  3. Launch Transfer Your PC on the Old computer.
  4. Transfer Your PC will prompt you for a serial number. You will find this on the CD sleeve that contained the Transfer Your PC CD-ROM. If you are having problems with the validation process, you can follow the directions in this FAQ 213 or see page 3 of your Transfer Your PC User Guide.

STEP 4

TRANSFER YOUR FILES TO YOUR NEW PC
The time required for your migration will depend on a number of factors, including the connection you’ve chosen, the speed of the two computers and the amount of data being transferred.
  1. Transfer the data following the on-screen instructions.
  2. Restart your new computer after the transfer is complete.
Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your data to your new PC!

Product: PCmover
KB: 384  Last updated: Apr 19, 2007

 
 
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