Bought new PC so want to keep old e-mail address and ISP details from Old machine. Is there an easy way to transfer this info onto new machine. My Cd copier is playing up just now so i can't use it,Or are there any problems gonna come up.
Hi, Take a note of all your current internet and e.mail settings (Under 'Proprties'). When you set up your new machine, using the wizards, transfer the settings you copied, ie. usernames etc. Cheers, Bill
If using Windows XP, then you can do the following:
On the old machine, put the CD in (even if not intending to upgrade it), wait for the CD to start (Autoplay) and select More Tasks or whatever the option is. Then click Transfer Settings and Files. From here, follow the instructions to put the files on Removable Storage (to put it on a harddisk). Click next. Select Custom, Next. Delete everything in the list except Windows Adress Book, Internet Explorer and Outlook Express under Settings. Next and wait. Copy the contents of the folder you saved it to to your new computer.
On the new computer, do the same but say this is the new computer. Say where the settings are stored and it will add them. Emails, address books, even Internet connection settings.
You will need to restart the computer afterwards.
It does seem long-winded, but actually it isn't very long. The longest time is waiting for it to collect the settings, and it even works on Windows 95 machines to Windows XP. That's what I did on mine.
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