We’re off to see the wizard, the wonderful Files & Settings Transfer Wizard. This XP feature makes it easier for you to get files off your old computer onto your new one.
You can move personal display properties, folder and taskbar options, and Internet browser and e-mail settings from your old computer and place them on the new one.
The wizard will also move specific files or entire folders, such as My Documents, My Pictures, and Favorites.
To open the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard go to Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools then click “Files and Settings Transfer Wizard”.
The Wizard will walk you through the process. If your old computer does not have Win XP, then you’ll be prompted to create a Wizard Disk on a floppy or a CD.
You can collect your old files and settings on the Wizard disk, or if you have the two computers connected via serial port, you can transfer that way.
Not as painful as you thought, is it.