You will need to have both systems running. Hook it up and try it, what have you got to lose. Push come to shove, if it won't work, get a flash drive and do it that way, fairly simple operation. Good luck!
I would like to transfer files, pictures, music and documents from a friends old XP computer to a new Windows 7 computer.
I know that Windows 7 comes with the easy transfer program already loaded and I have to load the program from Microsoft to the XP machine.
I have always burned everything to CD or DVD and did it that way, but I was given a Easy transfer cable and would like to do it the easy way this time.
I went to Microsoft and Google and must be missing something.
Is it best to get the Windows 7 computer setup then plug the Easy transfer cable into both computers and then start the software on the new computer and follow the instructions?
I was also told that I only have to have the monitor hooked up on the new computer because I will see what is being transferred from the old computer through the transfer cable. That part I could not understand at all.
If anyone can guide me through the process or to a link that does it would be much appreciated.