Transfer Data, Software/Applications to Windows 10 or Windows 11

Introduce indirect and direct ways to transfer data and applications to Windows 10 or Windows 11. With windows 11/10 releasing, more and more people upgrade to Windows 10 or Windows 11, transferring data and software would be a big problem.

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Windows 11/10 with more features has arrived. Some Windows fans have prepared to upgrade from Windows7/8 to Windows 10/11. 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 10/11. You can go to our solution page of the Windows 10/11 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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Transfer Software/Applications to the New Computer via the Backup File with Windows 10/11 or the Windows 10/11 After the In-Place Upgrade

EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free can migrate our data, setting, and programs without a network, not need to keep the PCs in the same LAN Network. The indirect way also supports transferring software to the new OS on the same PC. As a powerful tool, it gives users the convenience to use it for free.

Step 1. Create a backup image of installed apps

1. Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on your PC and go to "Backup & Restore", click "Start" to continue.

run EaseUS Todo PCTrans

2. Select "Data Backup" on the Backup Method window and click "Next" to continue.

Select data backup

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

4. On the "Application" section, select applications that you want to back up.

select application for transfer

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

Step 2. Restore apps from the created backup file

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. Plugin the hard drive that create the backup file and open the PCTransImage folder. 

Double-click the file you backup and it will automatically turn to the EaseUS Todo PCTrans interface.

select the backup program

2. On the Application section, tick programs and applications that you want to restore from the image file and click "Restore".

restore application image

Transfer Software/Applications to the New Computer with Windows 10/11 Directly

Using the direct transfer, we need to keep our PCs in the same LAN network, and it doesn't support moving 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 the internet.

1. At the "PC to PC" section, choose the transfer direction and click "Start" to continue. 

select pc to pc

2. Select your target computer via its device name, then enter its account password or verification code. Then click "Connect" to continue.

You can check the verification code on the right top of "PC to PC" mainscreen on the target computer.

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 free and appropriate way to transfer data, files, and applications to Windows 10/11. Please backup your crucial data before upgrading the operating system or replacing PC.

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About the Author

Updated by Cici

Cici is the junior editor of the writing team of EaseUS. She accepted the systematic training on computers at EaseUS for over one year. Now, she wrote a lot of professional articles to help people resolve the issues of hard drive corruption, computer boot errors, and disk partition problems.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy became a member of the EaseUS content team in 2013. Being a technical writer for over 10 years, she is enthusiastic about sharing tips to assist readers in resolving complex issues in disk management, file transfer, PC & Mac performance optimization, etc., like an expert.

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  • EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one.

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  • EaseUS Todo PCTrans is by the folks at EaseUS who make incredible tools that let you manage your backups and recover your dead hard disks. While it is not an official tool, EaseUS has a reputation for being very good with their software and code.

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  • It offers the ability to move your entire user account from your old computer, meaning everything is quickly migrated. You still get to keep your Windows installation (and the relevant drivers for your new PC), but you also get all your apps, settings, preferences, images, documents and other important data.

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Transfer Data, Software/Applications to Windows 10 or Windows 11

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