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Transfer Data, Software/Applications to Windows 10

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Summary:
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 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.

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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 an image file of the apps

1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "Image Transfer", and click "Start".

Back up the installed apps - Step 1

2. Go to "Create Image File" and click "Create".

Back up the installed apps - Step 2

3. Enter the name of the image file and click "Browse" to select the location you'd like to back up your apps to. (You'd better back up your installed apps to an external storage device.)

Back up the installed apps - Step 3

4. Check "Applications" and click "Edit" (when you move your pointer over the "Application" option, you will see the button) to choose the specific apps you want to back up. After that, click "Create" to start make a backup of your installed programs.

Back up the installed apps - Step 4

5. Wait for the process to complete.

Back up the installed apps - Step 5

Step 2: Restore the apps

1. Copy the image file to your computer, launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans, go to "Image Transfer", then choose "Recover".

Restore the apps - Step 1

2. Click "Browse" to select the location of the image files, choose the correct file and click "Recover".

Restore the apps - Step 2

3. You can recover your apps selectively by clicking "Edit" and choosing the specific apps. After that, click "Recover" to start restoring the apps to your computer.

Restore the apps - Step 3

4. Wait for the process to finish.

Restore the apps - Step 4

5. When the recovering process has completed, restart your computer. After that, you can use the apps as you wish.

Restore the apps - Step 5

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: Connect both PCs before Office transferring

1. Install and run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs, select "PC to PC" mode on the source computer.

Note: The transferring process won't succeed if the target computer has installed Office. Check if the target computer has installed Office. If not, continue with the next steps.

Select transfer mode.

To ensure a smooth transfer, make sure two PCs are on the same LAN with Todo PCTrans running. Click "Continue" to confirm.

Prepare PCs ready.

2. Choose the target PC and click "Connect" to continue. You can identify it via the IP address.
If the target computer doesn't show up, click "Add a PC" and enter the IP address to connect.

Connect two PCs.

Enter the login account and password of the target PC and click "OK" to link both PCs.

Link two PCs.

3. Select the transfer direction and click "OK" to confirm.

Choose transfer direction of Office.

Step 2: Select Office to transfer

1. Click "Edit" on the Applications column to access and select wanted applications to transfer.

Tick "Create a restore point" option in case a system error occurs on the target PC.

Select application.

2. Select Office and click "Finish" to continue.

Select Office for transferring.

Step 3: Transfer Office to new PC

1. Click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

Start transferring.

2. Wait patiently and when the transferring process completes, click "OK" to confirm.
Restart PC as the program requires.

Complete the transferring.

According to the 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.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

The video tutorial of transferring files, software to Windows 10