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Platinum Edition Using® Microsoft® Windows® XP by Brian Knittel, Robert Cowart

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Migrating Files and Settings with the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard

In the days of old, if you wanted to transfer files and settings from an existing installation of Windows, you had two choices: You could either perform an upgrade installation and take your chances with compatibility issues and other problems, or you could procure a third-party utility to perform this task for you. While both of these options are still available, there are some other options available to you as well. The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (FSTW) and the User State Migration Tool (USMT) are two migration tools that are provided with Windows XP Professional which can be used to make your operating system migration a more enjoyable experience. In this section ...

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