Guide to Migrate MS Outlook from XP to Windows 7

Most of the Windows XP users are now slowly but surely shifting from Windows XP to Windows 7. This is because, Windows 7 provides more interactive and enhanced features than Windows XP. Many users are opting to install Windows 7 in place of the already existing Windows XP operating system, while others are keeping both the operating systems, by installing them on different partitions of the same system. Along with a change in operating system, some users also prefer to upgrade to a newer version of Outlook. There comes the concept to migrate Outlook from Windows XP to Windows 7. Thus, when you want to migrate Outlook from XP to Windows 7, we can have the following four scenarios as shown below.


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  • Migrating from Outlook 2003 on XP to Outlook 2003 on Windows 7: In this scenario, we are migrating data from one operating system to another but the version of Outlook is the same. Since the Outlook version is the same, Migration is possible. All you need to do, is to backup your Outlook data, copy the backup file into the Windows 7 operating system, and use the Restore option to restore all your Outlook data.

  • Migrating from Outlook 2003 on XP to Outlook 2007 on Windows 7: In this scenario, both the operating systems and the version of Outlook is different. Since the Registry Settings is different for different versions of Outlook, Migration is essential and can be performed in the same way, as it was done in the previous case.

  • Migrating from Outlook 2007 on XP to Outlook 2007 on Windows 7: This is similar to the first scenario, except for the fact that instead of Outlook 2003, we are using Outlook 2007. All the steps are the same as stated in the first case.

  • Migrating from Outlook 2007 on XP to Outlook 2003 on Windows 7: This is one case in which Migration cannot be performed. This is because you cannot Migrate Outlook data from a latest version to a previous version of Outlook. Therefore, if we try to Migrate Outlook data from the 2007 to the 2003 version, it would impossible in this case.

 

For the first three scenarios , you can make use of Migrate Microsoft Outlook software to migrate Outlook from XP to Windows 7. This software not only lets you migrate Outlook from Windows XP to Windows 7 i.e. data between two operating systems or two versions of Outlook, but also lets you migrate Outlook data between two PCs with ease. With the help of this Migrate Outlook software, you can easily import calendar from Outlook 2003 to 2007 after upgrading older Outlook version to new one by using the backup you created using the tool. With the help of this tool, you can transfer Outlook contacts from Outlook 2003 to 2007 with ease. This software provides perfect for all your queries on how to migrate MS Outlook from XP to Windows 7 system, is there any possible way to migrate Microsoft Outlook from Windows XP to Windows 7 PC and many more questions posted by users.


The software is built with simple GUI that means even a novice user can employ Migrate Outlook software to migrate Outlook from XP to Windows 7 computer. Thus, any user can feel very simple to migrate Outlook data file and all its attributes just in few mouse clicks by making use of this reliable Outlook migration software. Not just you can migrate Outlook from XP to Windows 7, but also the software allows you to migrate Outlook from Windows Vista to XP, Vista to Windows 7 and also from Windows 7 to latest version Windows 8. In addition to migrate MS Outlook from XP to Windows 7 OS based computer, you can also explicitly move emails to a new computer with the help of this Outlook migration tool. To know how to perform this, hop over this link, www.migrateoutlook.com/emails-to-new-computer.html.

 

You can use the steps given below, to migrate Outlook from Windows XP to Windows 7 PC,

 

Step 1: Run the software, by double clicking the desktop shortcut, or by selecting the icon from the Programs list in the Start Menu. The Main window gets displayed, as shown in Figure a. Click on the Migrate button, as shown in the figure.

 

 Main Window

Figure a: Main window


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Step 2: Once you click the Migrate button, opens the Migration window, as shown in Figure b. You need to select the backup file that you would like to migrate, by using the Browse button. Enter the password in the security check box (if you have secured your backup file earlier, with a password), and then click on the Next button to go to the next step.

 

Select backup file

Figure b: Select Backup file to Migrate

 

Step 3: Once you click the Next button, a new window to select the items to migrate, gets displayed, as shown in Figure c. Select the items that you wish to migrate, and then click the Next button.

 

Select items to Migrate

Figure c: Select items to Migrate

 

Step 4: Once you click the Next button, the software proceeds with the process to migrate Outlook from XP to Windows 7. Once the Migration process is complte, the Migration summary is displayed as shown in Figure d.

 

Migration Summary

Figure d: Migration Summary

 

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