User profile migration home computers Windows

User profile migration windows for home computers

USMT 3.0

Step by step guide

1. Download USMT 3.0 according to your Operation System

2. Choose how to store files and settings:
- 3.5 inch disks or other removable media.
- A direct cable connection from your old computer to your new computer.
- A drive on a home network.
- Directory on a local computer ( be sure you could move it to a new one). You can do that by cd/dvd burning, usb hd or tape/zip.

3. Customize which files and settings get migrated.
You can migrate :
•Appearance. This includes items such as wallpaper, colors, sounds, and the location of the taskbar.
•Action. This includes items such as the key repeat rate, whether double-clicking a folder opens it in a new window or the same window, and whether you need to double-click or single-click an item to open it.
•Internet. These are the settings that let you connect to the Internet and control how your browser operates. This includes items such as your home page URL, favorites or bookmarks, cookies, security settings, dial-up connections, and proxy settings.
•Mail. This includes the information you need to connect to your mail server, your signature file, views, mail rules, local mail, and contacts. The mail clients supported are Outlook® and Outlook Express.
•Application settings
The wizard supports migrating specific application settings including Microsoft Office (Access, Excel, Outlook®, PowerPoint®, and Word).
Note that only applications settings are migrated; actual applications are not migrated. Don't start migration wizard on a target computer before all applicasions are installed on a new computer. The wizard doesn't migrate well non Microsoft applications.
Summary of migrated settings
•Internet Explorer settings
•Outlook Express settings and store
•Outlook settings and store
•Dial-Up connections
•Phone and modem options
•Screen saver selection
•Folder options
•Taskbar settings
•Mouse and keyboard settings
•Sounds settings
•Regional options
•Office settings
•Network drives and printers
•Desktop folder
•My Documents folder
•My Pictures folder
•Favorites folder
•Cookies folder
•Common Office file types

Migrated Files
The wizard moves many of the common file types and folders by default and gives you the option of adding or removing folders, file types, or specific files.

4. When the Completing the Collection phase page appears, click Finish.
5. Go to the new computer
6. Click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. When the Welcome to the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard page appears, click Next.
7.Ensure New Computer is selected and click Next.
8.When the Do you have a Windows XP CD page appears, choose the way of your previos profile storing
9. Click Finished.

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