The easiest for me was to group a copy of all the files together on the older computer, then copy them to a memory stick. You could also copy the files to a CD, or an external hard drive, or if you have a home network with a router, connect the two computers to the network and simply copy the files across.
Windows 7 has it's "Windows Easy Transfer" wizard which should help a lot. Here's some guidance on that;
One thing to note. You will not be able to transfer programs to the new computer. Programs, applications and software does not transfer like that and you will have to 'install' these programs from the original source setup files, whether CDs, or downloaded Setup files, and so on.
Finally, none of this affects the Windows 7 registry, and it is best you do not even think about registry cleaners or optimisers, and leave the registry to look after itself.
I hope that helps.
What is the best way to transfer programs, files, web favorites, e-mail addresses and text to a new computer. I will be transferring from a Windows XP 32-bit computer to a Windows 7 64-bit computer. I am worried, among other things, about adversely affecting the registry in the new computer. Also, I am not very computer savvy, so I need a program/process that is easy to understand. Thanks for your advice.