With the Windows end-of-service deadline finally upon us, a lot of holdouts are hurriedlyA making the upgrade to Windows 7 or 8. Fortunately, it doesna€™t have to be that hard at all.A Here are four simple options for transferring your data from Windows XP to a new PC without breaking a sweat. The most straightforward way to transfer your data to a new computer is by manually moving it from one PC to the next using removable physical storage, like a flash drive or external USB hard drive.
If you havena€™t been saving all your documents to the My Documents folder or one of its subfolders (and this, incidentally, is why you generally should), youa€™ll simply have to search out the files that are important to you using Windows File Explorer. If you dona€™t want to invest in an external hard drive, you can also transfer data with a cloud storage service such as Dropbox. Beyond that, free cloud services tend to offer small 5GB to 10GB storage limits, which may not be enough storage to handle all the data you want to transfer.
Windows 7 and 8 come with a built-in tool for transferring user data from one Windows PC to another, called the Windows Easy Transfer tool. Once youa€™ve downloaded the file and installed it, just run a€?Windows Easy Transfer Tool for Windows 7a€? on your Windows XP computer and walk through the steps. Youa€™re given the option to password-protect your files, if you like, then asked where to save the file that contains all the data to be transferred.
On your Windows 7 or 8 computer, just open the Start Menu or Start Screen (respectively) and type a€?Windows Easy Transfer,a€? then click on the utility application with that name. Microsoft is currently offering a free version of Laplink PCMover Express for users transferring from Windows XP.
Therea€™s one last thing to think about before you shut down that old PC for good: product keys. To track down almost all of the CD keys on your new system, you can use a free program called Belarc Advisor. Most software doesna€™t require you to deactive it on your old computer before you can activate it on a new computer, but some do. PCWorld helps you navigate the PC ecosystem to find the products you want and the advice you need to get the job done. Mega is a file sharing service launched by Kim dotcom after the cease of popular site Megaupload. MegaSync is the client for Mega online storage and it provides 50 GB cloud storage for free. MegaSync app works similar to Dropbox, Google Drive apps but it has special feature that you can synchronize multiple folders at same time. The MegaSync app for Mega cloud storage is currently in beta version and it works on Windows XP, Windows 7 and Windows 8. However you could be somewhere in between and finding a hybrid technology might be best for you, as it does both backup and synchronization between devices. Online Backup solutions simply copy information from your computer and archive it online in various ways so that your information is safe.
The plans are always changing, features are starting to blur with Cloud Storage and the amount of storage is getting bigger as technology gets faster and cheaper. Your information, data, documents, pictures, music or what ever you feel is important, can be not only backed up to the cloud, but saved or synchronized several devices. While there are Many Features that are important, I am only going to highlight the ones that historically affect cost and competition in contrast to each other.
Storage Size: It used to be that you could find online backup for 2gb, then it became 5gb, now some offer unlimited for just one machine for an online backup. Synchronization: Do you need your information where ever you go, on any device you can get your hands on and do you need it NOW. Versioning: The ability to keep multiple versions of the same document as you develop it or change it. Sharing (Private or Public Links or Social Media): You have a tablet or smart phone and you are constantly taking pictures and while there are great sites for storing your pictures, some you may want to keep private and only share with selected people.
Support: Everything that has to be powered or connected goes off line at times, so when this happens you want to know the reliability of the Online Backup or Cloud Storage Service Provider. Ease of Use: Is the Interface simple to use, is it intuitive, are their training videos on how to use it on the Online Backup or Cloud Storage Service Provider’s website? I am familiar with the names of Online Backup Services, but who is the BEST Cloud Storage Provider? I’m going to start with the two biggest online challengers on the Market, Apple and Google. Now Apple has iCloud, the ability to synchronize and store a ton of information, FOR FREE and in the usual Apple way you could go in to the store for help or use Google, but Apple even has a Status Update for the iCloud.
While Apple and Google offer some impressive Solutions to Online Backup and Cloud Storage, they are not the only game on the Internet.
If Back up and having your files anywhere at any time is important, you’ll make these types of comparisons.
If you have multiple devices or need your information on ANY Device, you will want to make these comparisons.
If you need to SHARE your Data, Information or Pictures and do it from many Operating systems, you’ll want to make these comparisons.
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As you can see there are MANY Features and Considerations to take in to View when you are deciding. William Burdine is a Relationship Marketer in person and cyberspace and a Real Estate Investor providing solutions for Internet Marketing Training & Real Estate Investor education as well as Website Consultations.
The new cloud storage competitor from RapidShare provides users with cloud storage and file synchronisation, and is currently in its beta stage of development.
The new RapidShare service currently only allows RapidPro customers to manage files using Windows Explorer, making it easier to share and backup import documents to the cloud. At the moment RapidDrive supports Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7, but versions for additional operating system are expect to arrive in the future. For more information jump over to the RapidDrive website for details, and to give it a go is you are already a RapidPro user. This article demonstrates how to deploy software from the cloud to managed PCs using Windows Intune. The previous articles in this series showed how to perform various PC management tasks using the System Overview, Computers, Updates, Endpoint Protection and Alerts workspaces of the Windows Intune admin console.
Note:This series of articles is based upon a prerelease version of Windows Intune and the final released version may include additional features not included in this version. Start by opening the Windows Intune administrator console and selecting the Software workspace on the left side of the console. Figure 1: Step 1 of uploading software to Windows Intune cloud storage for deployment to managed PCs. Figure 2: Step 2 of uploading software to Windows Intune cloud storage for deployment to managed PCs. Note the text in the above screen that says Windows Intune can only deploy software that requires no user interaction during installation. When you click Next, the Publisher, Name and Description fields should be automatically populated. On the Command Line Arguments page, you can specify any parameters needed to enable the software to be installed in unattended mode without any user interaction required.


Clicking Upload causes the software to be compressed, then encrypted, and finally uploaded to Windows Intune cloud storage. Tip: If the uploaded software is not listed on the above page, press F5 to refresh your browser and it should appear.
Note:At this point, should the user of the target computer get impatient and not want to wait for deployment to occur, she can initiate deployment manually by opening the Windows Intune Center on her computer and clicking Check For Updates (see below).
During the beta for Windows Intune, participants were provided with 2 GB of free cloud storage. This article has examined how to deploy software from the cloud to managed PCs using Windows Intune. Mitch Tulloch is a well-known expert on Windows Server administration and cloud computing technologies.
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The free version offers a 2GB file size limit and is supported by ads but for 100GB of free space can you really complain about ads?
If you need unlimited online storage you can upgrade to the Pro Plus plan for $24.95 per month which gives you instant direct downloads, kills the ads and raises the file size limit to 10GB. The problem is integration, we know that SkyDrive, or whatever the name Microsoft will rename this service, will be the primary cloud solution for Windows. Among them, one such is this WD My Cloud EX2 8 TB and found some interesting features in it. Moving all your important files from Windows XP to your new computer may sound like just one more hassle. The upside to this option is that you dona€™t have to download any software or go through any special steps. If the only external storage you have is a 512MB flash drive you got at a Circuit City in 2007, ita€™s not going to be practical for transferring large amounts of data.
This can be a convenient way to transfer documents, but be aware that transferring large files (such as home movies) over a cloud-storage service can take a long time and eat into your monthly broadband cap, if you have one. If youa€™re not comfortable deciding which files to transfer, you might find one of the following two automatic file-transfer applications helpful. This application basically does what we described in the previous sectiona€”transferring the contents of the Users foldera€”for you, and also transfers over your user accounts and settings, unlike the previous options.
Choose a€?An external hard drive or USB flash drivea€? when asked where you want to save the data, and then wait while the application scans your system. Click next, then click on the button marked a€?Yes.a€? This will allow you to navigate to the file you saved on your external hard drive or cloud storage folder.
PCMover Express offers basically the same data- and settings-shifting functionality as the Easy Transfer Tool, but instead of storing the files to be transferred on a removable drive, it sends them directly from one computer to the other across a local network using Wi-Fi, ethernet, or USB. If youa€™ve activated paid software on your old computer, you should make sure to recover those software keys before theya€™re gone for good. It will find all the CD keys in use on your machine, and save them for you in a convenient HTML document. After a few seconds ita€™ll spit out a document with an incredibly thorough breakdown of all the software, drivers and hardware that make up your computer. In particular, some professional-grade software, like Adobe Photoshop, requires deactivation before it can be installed again. Already Mega has launched its cloud storage app for Android which helps sync files from your mobiles to your cloud drive.
The plans, features and costs are all over the chart, however I will do my best to break this down for you to make an informed decision as to what you may need. Some came on your PC from the factory, or suggested by the Apple Guru’s, you have seen them in TV Ads, heard them on radio TV shows and even got a ton of email from them. You would want a this as a basic solution if you keep documents like Tax Returns, Photos, Statement, Important letters, Spread sheets or other vital information for your life, home business or professional business.
The benefit is your information is where you wanted it, when you want it for any reason on any device…. These are the BIG 8 FEATURES you should take in to Consideration for ANY Online Backup or Cloud Storage Solution. With Cloud Storage, most started at 5gb and if you tell others and they sign up you can get up to 35gb of storage.
Synchronization is what defines cloud storage, it’s like having an invisible hard drive with all the things you want and need, when ever you need them, assuming you have an internet connection.
Often required by Business People, used in Real Estate, Lawyers, or any where contracts, proposals, research, think tanks or others would need versioning.
Or maybe it’s a business proposal, or joint venture agreement, or documents for your sales or marketing team. Even more important is your Device fell out of the car, got ran over or your child thought your tablet was an awesome frisbee. It used to be the more documentation, the more expensive, but many providers have discovered that the more information, the less support calls, meaning less staff and higher profits. Things like your financial information, retirement, Your Will or Trust documents, these things you want a high level of encryption and a secure connection to ensure the data is as safe as possible. However it is limiting to a web browser, especially to a PC to only a handful of the information stored. To me DropBox is just not a flexible solution as to HOW I STORE my Data on Each of my 3 Different Devices, again a PC, Mac and Adroid smart phone. If anything I hoped this article helped clarify some questions that you should be answering before you BUY a Solution that you might not get along with. I am not crazy or really even that smart, but I see technology changing a lot and I did not want to CEMENT my habits to one solution, brand or vendor. And you also learned how the Windows Intune administrator can use Microsoft Easy Assist to remotely assist users who have problems with their computers.
For this walkthrough, the Windows Search 4.0 for Windows XP (KB940157) software update was obtained from the Microsoft Download Center.
Note that the Deploy field for WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-enu.exe is listed as No in the above screen, which indicates that the software has not yet been deployed. After she does this, Windows Intune should indicate that there is (at least) one important update available for installation, and at that point she can click Install Updates to manually kick-off the unattended installation of WindowsSearch-KB940157-XP-x86-enu.exe on her computer.
The next and final article in this series will examine other management capabilities that are available from the Windows Intune admin console.


He has published over a thousand articles on information technology topics and has written, contributed to or been series editor for over 50 books. Does it have a file size limit (the one thing making onedrive impractical for my purposes)? Just plug your external drive into your old computer, drag your files over, and then plug it into the new computer and drag the files back.
Not only will it help with the data transfer, but youa€™ll be able to use it to back up your important files in the future. Here, youa€™ll find each usera€™s My Documents folder, which is the default location where Microsoft Office and most other software applications store documents. You can even piece together 50GB to 100GBA of free cloud storage, if you don't mind creating accounts with several companies and putting in a little sweat equity.
Ita€™s included in Windows 8 and 7, but youa€™ll have to download it for the Windows XP computer.
The Easy transfer tool will automatically transfer over documents, bookmarks, and other User data.
That way, you can download and reactivate the software on your new PC, even if youa€™ve lost the original packaging, without having to buy a new copy or contact the manufacturer. About two-thirds of the way down the document youa€™ll see a list of all the software keys Belarc Advisor could find on your system and their associated programs. Now it released MegaSync desktop application for windows that allows users can upload files and sync their files with desktop easily.
You can link all folders to your specific main Cloud folder that connects all files and folders to your Mega online storage. If you only have one computer and want your files to be safe, you’re probably better off with an online backup. EVEN if that device is an Internet Cafe, a friends tablet, your smart phone or EVEN to People on the Internet through Social Media.
However with Synchronization, it often happens in the background when ever an internet connection is utilized.
Sharing features allow you to Privately share any data with a private link, with or without a password.
So in this manor customer support has become a Video Tutor, many only 2-5 minutes for simple procedures.
Okay My apologies if you’re a lemming, I mean an Apple Fan, but the fact is there are other ways to go. You should LOVE the Features and the Solutions to your Specific Needs and you will be more likely to use the product. It took me nearly 3 months of researching before I found that Sugarsync was a better solution than Dropbox, which was pushed by all my friends, business partners and family. This example was chosen to show that not only can you deploy software to older Windows XP clients using Windows Intune, but you can even deploy software to non-domain-joined computers using Windows Intune.
The Guide states “Windows Search can be deployed in attended mode or unattended mode, depending on the level of interaction you want your users to have with the computer during the installation.
Unfortunately, amazon cloud drive is poorly supported by ios apps which is a downside on that ecosystem. If you think this resource contain inappropriate content, please report to webmaster.Personal Cloud StorageToday to keep all your data in your control, especially if you are a professional in the fields of building up websites, the necessity of having your own Personal Cloud Storage has become quite prominent. Youa€™ll also find the Desktop folder, which contains all the files youa€™ve dropped onto your computera€™s desktop.
As long as the two are on the same network, PCMover Express will be able to transfer your documents, user info, and settings A directly from one to the other. Save or even print out Belarc Advisor's HTML file so you can re-install your software on your new computer.
However if you have a PC at work, a Mac at home, you carry a Tablet and either an iPhone or Android Smart phone, well you might want to look at Cloud Storage. So for me its very important that my data can be accessed on all these devices on Cloud Storage in real time and not just through an Archive or Online Backup. Even more than that is the ability to share using Social Media to your Customer or Client base, maybe its a magnetic attraction marketing report used for gaining interests in client sales.
Video Tutorials also are a higher level customer support developed through many years or months of feedback and development. ALWAYS Make a List of what is IMPORTANT to You, you can start with the graphic images above and the BIG 8 FEATURES you should take in to Consideration for ANY Online Backup or Cloud Storage Solution. And if you can manage standalone Windows XP computers with Windows Intune, you can manage anything!
Among many other reliable brands, My Cloud EX2 Personal Cloud Storage from WD assures of high-performance, along with a two-bay NAS that has its unique way of working.
There are different levels of support from email to phone support, the more personal, the more you can expect to pay for that service plan. So look for a Online Backup or Cloud Storage Service Provider that has your comfort level of training videos, FAQ’s (frequently asked questions), feed back forms and the type of support you would need. Yes there was a PC program, but if you used it, you didn’t for long and you know the reasons why.
Microsoft, Google and others have entered the storage fray with guns blazing, offering discounted prices and special package deals through value-added offerings. It is built up with WD Red NAS hard drives along with a complete suite of apps that works with its own style in a 24x7 NAS operating environment . I wanted to only backup and synchronize certain folders and files, where the computers operating system normally puts them. Dropbox made me move them to a Dropbox folder, which is not in alignment with the operating system of a Mac or Windows or even my Android phone. I also wanted to synchronize for maximum storage of my files I use most often in mobile situations. The NAS has a memory of 512 MB and the processor is of 1.2 GHz which is reliable enough, and can boast itself of its faster performance.
I needed high security and I needed my information not to be hindered by any device, which means I wanted to be able to use a web browser and login to get my files on any computer, securely. As you can see my needs requires a lot of research, praying, cost effectiveness and mobility. I use Facebook and Google Services to backup and synchronize my contacts, email, calendars and bigger files like pictures and videos as well as data created on the move. This plan costs $59.99 per year and allows customers to store anything and everything for as long as they keep the subscription up-to-date.
It has got FTP server, backup server, Integrated file server and P2P torrent download server.3. My 10.3 TB of space comes from a mixture of specials, bonuses, and a subscription to Office 365. The dashboard of WD is definitely a powerful one that gives you the total control of the device.



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