Transferring Data From Xp To Windows 8.1

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    I have been 'volunteered' to transfer old data from a very old XP machine to a brand new Windows 8.1.

    I know that the pics and word documents are easy enough, but what about outlook files? Not sure as to the version of Outlook or if the elderly owner can remember his passwords,

    My plan is:

    Take an external hard drive, back up the pics and then transfer to new pc
    Copy all folders with documents and do the same,
    Copy/export the PST files, and then import them back into the new PC. Will that also transfer the passwords etc?

    Oh yes, is there an easy way to prevent that annoying pop up window on the left hand side of Windows 8.2, the owner of the new pc is 82 and is happy with XP..

    Ant other suggestions?

    Ta

    Dave
     
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    Been a while since I've used Outlook but think you need to be logged in (therefore account details required) to restore a pst file.
    Also, do you need to do the transfer now? Windows 10, which is a free upgrade to 8.1, is due out by end July. Might it be worthwhile waiting 'til then rather than having to migrate again (whatever that entails)?
     
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