By installing Windows Easy transfer you can save all your data in standard locations but you can also select custom folders and directories through the use of LAN or USB port.
Windows Easy Transfer is very easy to use as I myself used it before but you need to find the Windows Easy Transfer compatible to your situation. For my situation I've used the Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP to Windows 7.
I found this site that includes the listing of the other versions. http://darktips.com/transfer-data-from-one-pc-to-another/