Old machine: Self built hardware (2007) from Microcenter
, Ubuntu 8.04, dual boot Windows XP, two PATA drives, 32 bit.
New machine: Dell 560 off lease from Microcenter
, Ubuntu 10.04.3 dual boot Windows7 Professional(preinstalled), added a drive, two SATA drives, 64 bit.
After reading 20 or so articles I decided to use the following method to transfer files for three users to a new machine.
Windows migration tool over the local home network...