Transfer Settings in XP

It’s a pain to rebuild or migrate a computer. It’s a even bigger pain if people don’t know about built-in tools in XP to help alleviate the process. The Files and Settings Transfer Wizard (FAST) is used for such a purpose.
FAST can be used to copy settings and/or files and folders, and can be done via a direct PC-to-PC connection or network. It can be found on any Windows XP machine via:

Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Tools

Enjoy a little bit of less annoyance if you don’t backup disk images.
Via Lifehacker

  • Hi, I have a question off topic of this thread. I’ve been shopping for a Windows PC (most likely a Dell), but just haven’t quite pulled the trigger yet. Now I hear that Windows Vista will be ready January 31st. So, I’m wondering, should I wait and get a computer with Vista installed? Go ahead and get a computer with XP and install vista in a couple of monhts? Or just get an XP computer now and not worry about installing Vista? What would you recommend?

  • Hi, I have a question off topic of this thread. I’ve been shopping for a Windows PC (most likely a Dell), but just haven’t quite pulled the trigger yet. Now I hear that Windows Vista will be ready January 31st. So, I’m wondering, should I wait and get a computer with Vista installed? Go ahead and get a computer with XP and install vista in a couple of monhts? Or just get an XP computer now and not worry about installing Vista? What would you recommend?

  • I wouldn’t worry about Vista. From everything I’ve seen on it, it requires way too much hardware support to get everything rolling.
    If you must have it, buy it with a computer since Vista Ultimate is supposedly going to run somewhere around $799 or something crazy like that.
    Otherwise, just stick with XP. It’s “safer”, less hardware intensive, and unless you want all the features of Aero, Vista just plain isn’t worth it.
    If you want something pretty to use, but cheap, buy a Mac Mini.

  • darkmoon

    I wouldn’t worry about Vista. From everything I’ve seen on it, it requires way too much hardware support to get everything rolling.
    If you must have it, buy it with a computer since Vista Ultimate is supposedly going to run somewhere around $799 or something crazy like that.
    Otherwise, just stick with XP. It’s “safer”, less hardware intensive, and unless you want all the features of Aero, Vista just plain isn’t worth it.
    If you want something pretty to use, but cheap, buy a Mac Mini.