Sunday, October 25, 2009

Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7

Windows Easy Transfer is a tool for transferring files and settings from one system to another running Windows. Not only this, you can transfer data from one user’s profile, or from multiple user accounts. It helps you to decide what to move to your new computer, which transfer method to use, and finally perform the transfer. When you are done with transferring, it displays a reports of the transferred content. It also offers a list of programs that you might want to install on new computer.

Note: You cannot use this tool to move program files. It can transfer only data and program settings. You must then install your software programs on the new computer. Its also

not capable to transfer any system files such as fonts and drivers. You can transfer files and settings using a network, USB drive or the Easy Transfer cable. You can order this cable on the Internet or contact computer manufacturer.

Upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7

You cannot upgrade Windows XP to Windows 7. However, you can use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files and settings from Windows XP to Windows 7 on the same computer. For

this, you need to copy files to a removable media, such as an external hard drive or USB flash drive, or to a network share. Next, you will install Windows 7 and then migrate

your files back from the removable media onto your computer. When you are done, you must re-install your software programs again.

Copy files using Windows Easy Transfer on XP computer.

• Insert the Windows 7 DVD while running Windows XP.
• Open Windows Explorer by right-clicking the Start menu, and then clicking Explore.
• Browse to the DVD drive on your computer and click migsetup.exein the Support\Migwiz directory.
• The Windows Easy Transfer window opens.
• Click Next.
• Select An external hard disk or USB flash drive.
• Click This is my old computer. Windows Easy Transfer scans the computer.
• Click Next. You can also determine which files should be migrated by selecting only the user profiles you want to transfer, or by clicking Customize.
• Enter a password to protect your Easy Transfer file, or leave the box blank, and then click Save.
• Browse to the external location on the network or to the removable media where you want to save your Easy Transfer file, and then click Save.
• Click Next. Windows Easy Transfer displays the file name and location of the Easy Transfer file you just created.

Transfer files and settings on Windows 7 computer.

1. If you saved your files and settings in an Easy Transfer file on a removable media such as a USB flash drive or external hard drive rather than on a network share, insert

the removable media into the computer.
2. Click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, click System Tools, and then click Windows Easy Transfer.
3. Click Next.
4. Click An external hard disk or USB flash drive.
5. Click This is my new computer.
6. Click Yes, open the file.
7. Browse to the location where the Easy Transfer file was saved. Click the file name, and then click Open.
8. Click Transfer to transfer all files and settings. You can also determine which files should be migrated by selecting only the user profiles you want to transfer, or by

clicking Customize.
9. Click Close after Windows Easy Transfer has completed moving your files.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Windows 7 features – Device Management

One of the several salient features of Windows 7 is Device Management, which includes device stage and the devices and printer folder making it easier for a user to work with printers, cameras, phones, and music players.

The tool acts as a location for external devices that updates you with the device status information. Device Stage acts as a home page for your hardware in Windows 7. In earlier versions, you need to go to separate menus, but in Windows 7 this advanced feature will pop up all the functions of the device.

The user can also have a look at everything connected to the PC with Devices and Printers folder. Now you don’t have to worry about downloading the drivers as the drivers of the new devices will be downloaded automatically.

In Windows 7, default printing adjusts itself depending upon the connected network. If you are at home or work it gets aware of the location from where you are printing with Location aware printing feature. It also provides support for wireless alternatives to USB such as Ultra Wideband (UWB), Wireless USB (WUSB), Wireless Host Controller Interface (WHCI), Device Wire Adapter (DWA).

Moreover, it supports devices such as ambient light sensor, GPS, temperature gauge, etc. You can also enlarge the text display when using high resolutions . The tool provides improved support for external displays. You can easily toggle between the laptop screen and an external display by simply pressing +P key.

If you want to add a new device it can easily be done with Devices and printers as it also provide the place to add a new networked or wireless device and also to troubleshoot problems with it. It also provide Blue-ray Disc write support and standardizes the Display color as it helps in adjusting an LCD display to be as close as possible to the sRGB standard color space. The user can expect simpler device pairing, better security and better power savings.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Windows 7: Let's Get It Started

If you are interested in exercising their minds next month, Microsoft is offering a free bootcamp for developers of Windows 7.

General availability of Windows 7 (retail) starts Oct. 22 with an official launch hosted by Steve Ballmer in New York. The launch of Windows Vista took place in the Big Apple in January 2007. Is there anything that matches the "Start Me Up" the success of Windows 95?

Dive deep into the latest client operating system will be a strong focus of PDC 09, which begins on November 17 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

Microsoft announced Win7 several sessions covering performance toolkit for Windows, Windows Touch, Windows Ribbon, advanced graphics (DirectX, Direct3-D 11 and the Windows API CodePack. NET Framework.

In late September, Microsoft said Windows 7 free bootcamp on 16 November at his pre-register for the conference. Yochay Kiriaty, who writes the blog for developers of Windows 7 was a blog about this week, so apparently still room to register. Those interested should register through the regular site registration PDC 09. You can select "pre-conference workshop only" and then choose the bootcamp free without charge, according to Microsoft.

Windows internal Russinovitch Mark's Expert, a technical on the platform and services division, is one of the engineers involved in the all-day workshop. Check out Mark Pushing the Limits of the Windows series of blog entries. Microsoft engineers Landy Wang, and Arun Kishan kernel team, and Jaime Rodriguez Kiriaty (WPF) are also among the speakers confirmed.