The following pictures show a step by step walkthrough of how to use Windows Easy transfer using the Belkin direct cable transfer. In this example the user is called Test. My old computer is on the left and the new computer is on the right. Click the images for a full size view.
Starting the process simultanesouly on each computer, we're greeted by a welcome screen. Click next.
Start a new transfer on both computers. You only choose to continue a transfer if you're using CDs or DVDs to progressively transfer your files.
Select My Old Computer on your old computer and My New Computer on your new computer - told you it was easy!
Select the transfer cable option.
Wait for your computers to establish communication.
Up to this point the two processes are independent. So, you can run through to this point on one computer then go to your other computer and get to the same point where they're both waiting to communicate. Then you must plug your cable in and the two computers will start to communicate. Or, of course, you can just do it simultaneously like I have.
On your old computer, choose whether to transfer everything, just your user specific files and folders, or choose advanced to select exactly what you want to transfer. In my example i've chosen the advanced option.
From this point onwards you don't need to tell your new computer to do anything and it just waits patiently until the transfer process is set going from your old computer.