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Transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10

Updated on Dec 19, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

Summary:
It's your priority to consider what you want to transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10, since Windows Easy Transfer and a third-party transfer tool can both work on data transfer. However, the former doesn't support applications transfer.

Here we offer two options for an easy and quick transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10. The Microsoft built-in Windows Easy Transfer is the first option while the other is to use the popular third-party transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans. As I've compared the two ways in an early passage discussing how to use Windows 10 easy transfer, users may find that the former method does NOT support applications transfer.

So it's your priority to consider what you want to transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10, and you need carefully learn features of both tools and choose your preference.

Option 1. Transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10 with Windows Easy Transfer

To start Windows Easy Transfer, you have to close all active programs first. Right-click Windows Start button. You may find Windows Easy Transfer through All Programs - Accessories - System Tools. Or type "Windows Easy Transfer" in the search box to get it. Open it, and you'll see the main window like this.

windows easy transfer from windows 8 to windows 10

With Windows Easy Transfer, you're allowed to transfer user accounts, documents, music, pictures, e-mail, Internet favorites, and videos. Click "Next", you're told to transfer items to your new computer through an Easy Transfer cable, a network and an external hard disk or USB flash drive.

windows easy transfer from windows 8 to windows 10

Choose one transferring channel, and confirm the targeted computer is a new one or the previous one. Later you shall create a Windows Easy Transfer key, which will be confirmed on the destination computer Windows Easy Transfer.

The transfer differs from each other with the three channels. If you're not computer savvy, you'd better not risk time and energy. In this case, I can't help sharing the second measure for hard-die Windows 10 fans with a much easier and quicker way to do the transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

Option 2. Transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10 with Easeus Todo PCTrans

It's easy and quick which saves considerable trouble for inexperienced Windows 10 newcomer. Besides the items cited on Windows Easy Transfer, EaseUS Windows 10 transfer software supports one more item called applications.

With Windows Easy Transfer, some mission-critical and line-of-business application can't make a move from current Windows platform to the new target OS version. In this situation, EaseUS Todo PCTrans comes to serving as a remedy. It outweighs the competitor in purpose.

Meanwhile, the user guide of EaseUS Todo PCTrans is more comfortable. The process is set to be completed via a connected network or an image file. Let's learn how to use EaseUS Todo PCTrans to transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

PC to PC Transfer 

Run the Todo PCTrans on the two PCs and choose "PC to PC". The programs will detect another PC or by clicking "Add a PC" and input IP address, sign in the password of the PC that you want to connect. After successful connecting two PCs, we could select the specific data, folders, applications to transfer.

Todo PCTrans

Image Transfer 

Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Via the compressed files" and "Create the image files", choose the folders, programs to create the image. Then copy the image to the targeted computer, run Todo PCTrans on the new system, choose "Via the compressed files " and "Transfer from the image files".

Todo PCTrans

Learn from the video tutorial of transferring files, software to Windows 10 by using EaseUS Todo PCTrans

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP