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Hey Lifehacker, After being with the same ISP for over seven years I am considering a move. My home email address is specific to the ISP. Is there a simple way to transition your email, contacts, subscriptions and so on to another provider or is it easier to establish a new web based email address beforehand?

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If you're still making your staff suffer by running Windows XP, the end is nigh: extended support for XP ends on 8 April, 2014. Whether you need to urgently migrate from XP or you're contemplating a shift to a newer version of Windows, here are some key principles to keep in mind.

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The NZ Transport Agency avoided a $70 million rebuild of its driver and vehicle registration system via a carefully-planned migration that moved ageing mainframe apps onto a modern Windows server environment. Its experience provides 10 useful lessons in how to manage large-scale app migrations while minimising risks and costs.

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IT managers know the desktop maintenance grind: complicated updates and licences, inefficient use of staff… shrinking budgets. That’s where Fast Track Technology's Managed Desktop Suite saves organisations time and money; without huge investment. One of Australia’s leading Microsoft deployment consultants, Fastrack is offering Lifehacker’s IT crowd a supported, no obligation Managed Desktop trial. Here’s how to take advantage.

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Dear Lifehacker, I have multiple Gmail accounts and a Google Apps account. I have to sign in to one for Google Voice, into another for docs and Gmail, and use the third for Google+. I'd really like everything in one place so I don't have to keep switching again and again. How can I do this? Thanks, Google Nonplussed

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A few months back, I was looking to migrate my aging Dell M1330 from its 160GB magnetic HDD to a Crucial M4 128GB SSD. I was reluctant to do a straightforward backup and clean install of Windows 7 onto the SSD, including reinstalling applications, if I could avoid it. So, I did some Google investigating and tried several open source options, before settling on Clonezilla. Sadly, after fluffing around for hours trying to configure a backup, Clonezilla would either hang or stop mid-way, a painful experience when backing up over 100GB of data. Little did I know there was a much easier way to get the job done.

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If you've been a long-time Mac user, sitting in front of a Windows machine can be quite confusing. In this instalment of our switching guide, I take a look at the Windows interface and translate between OS X and Windows 7.

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While most of us use Gmail for all our cloud computing needs, Apple's iCloud actually has some really nice things going for it -- especially if you're a heavy Mac and iOS user. I've walked through why you might want to switch from Google's apps to iCloud, so whether you're migrating all your data over or just a few choice items, here's how to move from Google to iCloud without losing any of your existing email messages, contacts, calendars and documents.

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You may not be ready to ditch Facebook for good, but now that you've had a chance to kick the tyres on Google+, you might be ready to make it your go-to social network. The problem: You've built up a lot of friends, photos, videos and other data on Facebook over the years, and you don't want to simply lose all that data. Here's how to migrate it all from Facebook to Google+.

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When you buy a new computer, you start with a clean slate, which is great, but you don't have any of your documents or settings from your old computer. Luckily, it's very easy to transfer all your files and settings from your old computer to the new one - whether you're on Windows or a Mac.

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Windows 7 has been on sale since October 2009, and if you're a dedicated geek you've probably been running it for 18 months or more at this point. But corporations move to a different and much slower drum, and 2011 is the year many will finally make the shift away from Windows XP and towards Windows 7. If you work in IT, what do you need to know about that process?