Pc To Pc File Transfer Due to the very fast pace at which IT related technology is evolving, computer users often find themselves in the situation to update hardware more often then they used to or even purchase a completely new computer in order to have complete compatibility with a new operating system. This is exactly the case with Windows 7, an operating system that has triggered a lot of new computer purchases due to the fact that most Windows XP users do not have the hardware required to support the newer operating system minimum requirements.

In order to transfer files to a new computer, it is required to either store all data on an intermediary storage device, such as a DVD or flash memory stick or use one of the software solutions available on the market, products that are capable to greatly aid anyone needing to transfer files to a new computer.

However, in certain cases, this can prove to be problematic due to the fact that when someone wants to transfer files to a new computer, from his old one, the volume of data is in most cases larger then the amount that can be supported by few DVDs or even by a larger flash memory stick. For this reason, it is recommended to transfer files to the new computer directly, using dedicated software. Direct computer transfers using a data transfer cable or over the network are the preferred methods. However if you want to also transfer over custom settings and user accounts then you are better severed using one of the above methods and a data transfer program.

One solution many people use is the Easy Transfer Wizard that is built into XP, Vista and Windows 7. however this method will not transfer over software programs. While some people have little issues using the program I have always found myself fighting with the program to transfer over the files and settings I want. Like in most cases the free option is not the best option out there. There are plenty of third party software programs on the market that can do a better job and give you far less headaches.

By pauline