Mike from New Milford writes:
I just read Patricia’s letter about the difficulty transferring data from an XP computer. You offered many excellent suggestions but I think I have one more. She could move all those records to a cloud account where they would always be available, Then setting up a new computer would not be such a chore.
I agree with you that a cloud account is a great way to transfer files to a new computer. In fact, users with a Gmail, Outlook.com, Hotmail, MSN or Windows Live Mail e-mail address already have cloud storage available that they may not even know about that’s included with their e-mail accounts.
The reason I didn’t suggest it in the answer is that I find that many people who are reluctant to switch from XP absolutely hate the idea of cloud storage. It’s one of the reasons people fear switching to Windows 8, they worry that cloud storage is mandatory. (It’s not, but like Mike says, it sure is convenient.)