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How to fix common problems in Windows 7

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How to fix a network connection in Windows 7

  1. Click: Start
  2. Type: repair network
  3. Click: Identify and repair network problems
  4. Wait for the process to complete
  5. Click: Try these repairs as administrator (if prompted)
  6. Wait for the process to complete
  7. Click: Close

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How to transfer user accounts from one Windows 7 PC to another, Part 3

Restore the user accounts

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the new computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Windows Easy Transfer
  6. Click: Next
  7. Click: An external hard drive or USB flash drive
  8. Click: This is my new computer
  9. Click: Yes
  10. Click: Network
  11. Click: Click to change (if File Sharing is turned off)
  12. Click: Turn on the network discovery and file sharing
  13. Select the device where you stored the user accounts in Part 2
  14. Select the location where you stored the user accounts in Part 2
  15. Select the file where you stored the user accounts in Part 2
  16. Click: Open
  17. Enter the password (if required)
  18. Click: Next
  19. Click: Transfer
  20. Wait for the process to complete
  21. Click: Close

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How to transfer user accounts from one Windows 7 PC to another, Part 2

Back up the user accounts

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the old computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Windows Easy Transfer
  6. Click: Next
  7. Click: An external hard disk or USB flash drive
  8. Click: This is my old computer
  9. Wait for the process to complete
  10. Uncheck: Transfer Admin
  11. Click: Next
  12. Create and confirm a password (optional)
  13. Click: Save
  14. Click: Network
  15. Click: Click to change (if File Sharing is turned off)
  16. Click: Turn on network discovery and file sharing
  17. Select the device to store the user accounts
  18. Select the location to store the user accounts
  19. Customize the filename (optional)
  20. Click: Save
  21. Wait for the process to complete
  22. Click: Next
  23. Click: Next
  24. Click: Close
  25. Proceed to Part 3

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How to transfer user accounts from one Windows 7 PC to another, Part 1

Create a new administrator account

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the old computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: Add or remove user accounts (if Control Panel is set to Category Mode)
    b. Click: User Accounts (if Control Panel is set to Icon Mode)
    c. Click: Manage another account (if Control Panel is set to Icon Mode)
  4. Click: Create a new account
  5. Type: Transfer Admin
  6. Click: Administrator
  7. Click: Create Account
  8. Click: Start
  9. Click the right-arrow next to: Shut down
  10. Click: Log off
  11. Log in to: Transfer Admin
  12. Proceed to Part 2

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How to transfer user accounts from Windows XP to Windows 7, Part 4

Restore the user accounts

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the new (Windows 7) computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Windows Easy Transfer
  6. Click: Next
  7. Click: An external hard disk or USB flash drive
  8. Click: This is my new computer
  9. Click: Yes
  10. Click: Network
  11. Click: Click to change (if File Sharing is turned off)
  12. Click: Turn on network discovery and file sharing (if File Sharing is turned off)
  13. Select the device where you stored the user accounts
  14. Select the folder where you store the user accounts
  15. Select the file where you stored the user accounts
  16. Click: Open
  17. Enter the password you created earlier (if necessary)
  18. Click: Next
  19. Click: Transfer
  20. Wait for the process to complete
  21. Click: Close
  22. Click: Restart now

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How to transfer user accounts from Windows XP to Windows 7, Part 3

On the old (Windows XP) computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: My Computer
  3. Find the location where you stored Windows Easy Transfer in Part 1
  4. Double-click: Windows Easy Transfer
  5. Click: Run
  6. Wait for the process to begin
  7. Click: Next
  8. Click: An external hard disk or USB flash drive
  9. Click: This is my old computer
  10. Wait for the process to complete
  11. Uncheck: Transfer Admin
  12. Click: Next
  13. Add and confirm a password (optional)
  14. Click: Save
  15. Chose a network or external drive to store the backed up user accounts
  16. Customize the filename (optional)
  17. Click: Save
  18. Wait for the process to complete
  19. Click: Next
  20. Click: Next
  21. Click: Close
  22. Proceed to Part 4

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How to transfer user accounts from Windows XP to Windows 7, Part 2

Create a new administrator account

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the old (Windows XP) computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: Control Panel
  3. a. Click: User Accounts (if Control Panel is set to Category View)
    b. Double-click: User Accounts (if Control Panel is set to Classic View)
  4. Click: Create a new account
  5. Name the account: Transfer Admin
  6. Click: Next
  7. Select: Computer administrator
  8. Click: Create Account
  9. Click: Start
  10. Click: Log Off
  11. Click: Log Off
  12. Log in as Transfer Admin and proceed to Part 3

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How to transfer user accounts from Windows XP to Windows 7, Part 1

Prepare the Windows Easy Transfer software

 

  • For this tutorial we will use a shared network drive, but a portable hard drive could also be used.

On the new (Windows 7) computer:

  1. Click: Start
  2. Click: All Programs
  3. Click: Accessories
  4. Click: System Tools
  5. Click: Windows Easy Transfer
  6. Click: Next
  7. Click: An external hard disk or USB flash drive
  8. Click: This is my new computer
  9. Click: No
  10. Click: I need to install it now
  11. Click: External hard disk or shared network folder
  12. Click: Network
  13. Locate the shared folder you wish to use
  14. Click: OK
  15. Wait for the process to complete
  16. Proceed to Part 2

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How to install Google Chrome in Windows 7

  1. Open your web browser.
  2. Type: http://www.google.com/chrome
  3. Click the right-arrow.
  4. Click: Download Now
  5. Click: Accept and Install
  6. Wait for the process to complete.
  7. Click: Start
  8. Click: All Programs
  9. Scroll the list to the bottom.
  10. Click: Google Chrome
  11. Right-click: Google Chrome
  12. Click: Pin to Taskbar

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