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Transfer from Windows 8 to Windows 10

Updated on Oct 08, 2019 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 newcomers. 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 applications can't make a move from the 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

Step 1. Select the transfer mode.

  • Download and install EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both computers.
  • Launch EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the PCs and choose "PC to PC". (The "PC to PC" feature transfer files based on the network connection. If your PCs are not on the same LAN, choose "Image Transfer" instead.)
  • Ensure your PCs meet the requirements of network-based transfer and click "Continue".
select transfer mode

Step 2. Connect the two computers.

  • Choose another computer and click "Connect".
  • Enter the login password of the target computer and click "OK".
  • Specify the transfer direction and click "OK".
connect the PCs

Step 3. Choose the files you want to transfer.

  • Hover on the "Files" option and click "Edit".
  • Check the files you want to transfer.
  • If you want to change the default storage path, click the "Edit" icon.
  • Afterward, click "Finish".
select the files you want to transfer

Step 4. Transfer files between two different operating systems.

  • After selecting the files, click “Transfer” to start the transfer process.
  • When it has done, click “OK” and you can go to check the files on the target PC.
transfer files between two different operating systems

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