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Transfer Data, Software/Applications to Windows 10

Updated on Oct 08, 2019 by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Introduce indirect and direct ways to transfer data and applications to Windows 10. With windows 10 releasing, more and more people upgrade to Windows 10, transferring data and software would be a big problem.

Windows 10 with more features has arrived. Some Windows fans have prepared to upgrade from Windows7/8 to Windows 10. Or Windows XP users want to grasp the chance, directly upgrade to the latest Windows Operating System. No matter you want to replace your old computer or upgrade to Windows 10 on the same PC, transferring data and programs to the new PC, OS is a big problem. About the files or data migration, we could clone the whole drive from the old computer to the new computer, or backup and move the crucial data to the new PC. Windows Easy Transfer is another choice, we could use it to transfer data to Windows 7, Windows 8, but it is unavailable for Windows 8.1, 8.x and Windows 10. You can go to our solution page of the Windows 10 upgrade for more information.

Compared with file migration, transferring programs to a new computer with a new Operating System like Windows 10 is tougher. The below will introduce the direct or indirect way to migrate software to the new OS and the new Computer.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Transfer Software/Applications to the New Computer via the Image File with Windows 10 or the Windows 10 After the In-Place Upgrade

EaseUS Todo PCTrans can migrate our data and programs without a network, not need to keep the PCs in the same LAN Network. The indirect way also supports to transfer software to the new OS on the same PC.

Step 1. Create a backup image of installed apps

1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC and go to "Image Transfer", click "Start" to continue.

run EaseUS Todo PCTrans

2. Select "Create Image File" on the Select Image Transfer Method window and click "Create" to continue.

Select create image file

3. Click "Browse" to set a target location for saving the image. 

4. On the "Application" section, click "Edit" to bring up the application list.

select application for transfer

5. Select applications that you want to back up and click "Finish" to confirm.

create image of application

6. Last, click "Create" to start creating the backup image of selected applications. When the process to completes, continue with Step 2.

Step 2. Restore apps from created EaseUS Todo PCTrans image

Note: If the app exists on your PC, it won't restore the app image to your PC. You'll need to uninstall the existing one and retry again with the next guidelines.

1. Copy and save the image file to your target computer, and run EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

On the "Image Transfer" section, click "Start" to continue, then select "Recover via Image Files" as the transfer mode and click "Recover" to continue.

2. Click "Browse" to select the Todo PCTrans image and click "Recover" to move on.

select image to recover

3. On the Application section, click "Edit" to bring up the application list (that you've backed up in Step 1).

4. Tick programs and applications that you want to restore from the image and click "Finish" to confirm.

restore application image

5. Click "Recover" to finish the restoring process and you can restart PC to keep all the changes on your PC.

Transfer Software/Applications to the New Computer with Windows 10 Directly

Using the direct transfer, we need to keep our PCs in the same LAN network, and it doesn't support to move the software to the new OS on the same PC.

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

select pc to pc

2. 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. Enter the login password of the target computer and click "OK". 

connect the two pcs

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.

select applications, files or accounts

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

transfer applications, files or accounts via internet

According to different situations, users could choose the appropriate way to transfer data, files, and applications to Windows 10. Please backup your crucial data before upgrading the operating system or replacing PC.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

The video tutorial of transferring files, software to Windows 10