If you are purchasing a new PC to upgrade from Windows XP, Microsoft is offering a helping hand in the form of a free data transfer tool.

Called Laplink PCmover Express for Windows XP,it transfers your files, photos and settings from an XP machine to a computer running Windows 7 or Windows 8. Here is the link to it:

http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/xp/transfer-your-data.aspx?ocid=XPEOS_SOC_FB_POST_TUESTIP&linkId=7922717.