I'm about to buy a new computer, moving from Windows XP to Windows 7 at the same time. My only worry is transferring all files, programmes and data from old computer to new. I know there is software to help with this. Is it any good? I've heard of Zinstall - would this be useful. Or is there a simple way of switching without this kind of help?
As you will see from Sparkly's link you can transfer your files, data and settings to your new computer - but your programs will need to be re-installed from scratch. If you have kept copies of the executable program files then you can transfer them and reinstall on the new machine.