Diana is finally replacing her XP machine with a new computer. But how does she transfer all her files to the new machine? Leo says that since Diana hasn't bought a new Windows machine yet, it may be a good idea to think about whether or not she really needs Windows. Often people buy far more computer than they need. And now that the industry has matured, Leo's more inclined to suggest a Chromebook and keep her data online, rather than Windows. Or maybe even a tablet, if most of her activity is email and surfing the internet. Leo gave his mom an iPad for that very reason. Both are steady, stable, and secure. And they're under $500. Leo recommends Acer, Asus, Lenovo, and HP.
If she's still set on getting Windows, she can still get Windows 7 until the end of this month. They have a transfer wizard that takes her data over. But Leo prefers to buy an external drive, and she can put all her data on that. Then copy it back onto the new computer. This will give her a backup of her data on that external drive as well.
LG makes a great Chrome machine called the Chromebase, which comes with a 21" LCD monitor for only $350.