Posted 28 October 2007 - 03:21 AM
In my experience it not just a few files that need transfering. Typically it could be 50G of music and photos, then there is the desktop icons, favourites, cookies, address book, email account settings. Its a big job which was made easier by the "files and transfers" wizard. However Vista uses a different file format although it does provide a program you can load onto the XP machine to create the new file. If the file is large it will take you a long time using a portable drive on a USB1 port. network the 2 machines is probably the quickest way.
But you could always take the old drive out of the old machine and put it in with the new drive and transfer the files manually that way without too much time wasting.