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How to Copy Installed Software to Another Computer

Updated on Aug 23, 2019 by Tracy King to PC Transfer

Summary:
We provide you with useful methods to transfer a program from one computer to another. You can follow a practical 3-step trick to help you effortlessly copy installed software to another computer without reinstallation. You can also use physical media to move it manually. For a detailed tutorial guide, follow the steps below to copy your programs to another machine with ease.
PAGE CONTENT:
Patr 1: Copy and Move Installed Software to A New PC with Software
Patr 2: Manually Copy and Paste the Programs

When you have bought a new computer, you may have to face a data transfer issue from the old computer to the new one. And you may also have a similar problem for installed program or software transferring as listed below:

Question 1: Can you move an installed application to another computer?

Question 2: How to copy installed software and programs from one computer to another using a USB?

Question 3: How to clone an installed program?

If you are faced with any one of the problems above, relax and follow the practical solutions to resolve your current problem with ease now.

Part 1: Copy and Move Installed Software to A New PC with Software

This is the easiest way to transfer programs. Why do we recommend you to apply a professional PC transfer software for help? The reason is that when you copy an installed software to a new computer, you can only copy the shortcut with some useless software files. The copied software cannot launch and run on the new computer, because you may have deleted the installation package. You cannot directly copy software to another computer in the way you copy files. So, using reliable software is a better choice.

Easy Trick: Apply PC Transfer Software for Help

Professional PC transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans can make it. It takes all stuff to a new PC and gets it ready for use. This easy PC transfer tool safely migrates your existing files, file folders, programs, and account to a new computer. It has many useful features:

Main Features Details
PC to PC It allows you to effortlessly clone and move installed programs, software, and even applications to a new computer without reinstallation.
Image Transfer If your network connection is not stable, try to create an image of a program and transfer to another computer with a USB or external storage device.
App Migration You can save your C drive space by moving installed programs or applications to other partitions or even an external storage device without reinstallation.
Wide Compatibility If you are using below Windows OS, just let it help now. Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista 32-bit and 64-bit, and Windows XP 32-bit.
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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Guide: 3 Steps to Copy and Move Installed Software to A New PC

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans to migrate the desired program to another PC. The transferred software can run on the new machine without any problem.

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your source and target computers, connect both PCs via internet

1. At the "PC to PC" section, click "PC to PC" to continue.

Transfer via Internet - Step 1

2. Connect both of your computers to the same LAN and click "Continue".

Transfer via Internet - Step 2

3. Select your target computer by its IP address from the devices available and click "Connect" or click "Add a PC" and enter its IP address.

Transfer via Internet - Step 3

4. Enter the login password of the target computer and click "OK". (If there is no login password, tap on "OK" directly.)

Confirm the transferring direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" and click "OK" to continue.

Transfer via Internet - Step 5

Step 2: Select the categories Applications, Files, and Accounts to transfer via the internet.

If you want to transfer data selectively, click "Edit" under each category and choose the specific items. After that, click "Finish".

Transfer via Internet - Step 6

Step 3: Click "Transfer" to start transferring your apps/files/accounts from one computer to another computer.

Transfer via Internet - Step 8

The time it will take depends on the size of the items you'd like to transfer. Wait patiently for the process to finish.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

About activation/verification

If the software requires for verification or needs you to log in, use your account and password to activate them should be your last step.

When the process completes, you can run the transferred programs on your new PC, and they will work again.

Part 2: Manually Copy and Paste the Programs 

This is the most straightforward way to migrate a program. Some programs may work, some may appear to work but over time you'll notice that most will simply fail. But you can still have a try. 

To transfer programs to a new PC using an external drive, you need to prepare the following things:

  • An external hard drive or USB drive
  • Find the setup files and the .EXE files

You need the setup files for your programs because you can't just drag and drop the .EXE files in most cases.

  • The activation key

Then you can manually copy the program to the external hard drive. And connect the device to the new PC and run the program. There are 2 possibilities:

  • It runs fine, then you're ready.
  • It doesn't run, find the original installer (downloaded or on CD/DVD) and install that. Some people forgot to save the original installer, so they must search for it again. 

Conclusion

No matter which solution you use, it is recommended to go for professional software. EaseUS Todo PCTrans helps transfer your data, applications, and account settings from one PC to another with simple clicks.

  • For just transferring one file or one program, the free version - EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is the best.
  • If you wish to transfer unlimited files and software to a new computer, please activate it before you start the transferring task.
 

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