To transfer your old data from Windows XP computer to latest Windows 8 computer you will have to follow the steps mentioned below..
You will need an External hard drive, Windows Easy Transfer application click here to transfer old files to new computer.
Steps to do on the new Windows 8 Computer:
See what was transferred
When you click on this option, Windows Easy Transfer will display a report of all the data and items that were transferred to your new Windows 8 computer.
See a list of apps you might want to install on your new PC
When you click on this option, Windows Easy Transfer will display a report of the applications that were installed on your old computer. You can then use this list to determine if you wish to install any of them again on your new computer.
When you are ready you can then click on the Close button to close Windows Easy Transfer. Your data has now been successfully transferred to your new Windows 8 computer.
Please let me know if this helps.
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