Microsoft Windows Vista
1 Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs.
2 Click the Windows Vista Start button
3 Under Network and Internet, click Connect to the Internet.
4 In the Connect to the Internet window, click either Broadband (PPPoE)
or Dial-up, depending on how you want to connect:
Choose Broadband if you will use a DSL, satellite modem, cable TV
modem, or Bluetooth wireless technology connection.
Chose Dial-up if you will use a dial-up modem or ISDN.
choose or contact your ISP.
5 Follow the instructions on the screen and use the setup information
provided by your ISP to complete the setup.
Transferring Information to a New Computer
Windows XP provides the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard to move data
from a source computer to a new computer.
You can transfer the data to the new computer over a network or serial
connection, or you can store it on removable media, such as a writable CD,
for transfer to the new computer.
You can transfer information from an old computer to a new computer by
directly connecting a serial cable to the input/output (I/O) ports of the two
For instructions on setting up a direct cable connection between two computers,
see Microsoft Knowledge Base Article #305621, titled How to Set Up a Direct Cable
Connection Between Two Computers in Windows XP. This information may not be
available in certain countries.
For transferring information to a new computer, you must run the Files and
Settings Transfer Wizard.
If you do not know which type of connection to select, click Help me
XP Operating System
→ Control Panel
Setting Up Your Computer