Transfer Programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Roxanne updated on Jun 04, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

How can I easily transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10

"I planned to upgrade my computer from Windows 7 to the latest Windows 10 and I would like to keep all my programs. I know I can set up a new OS and reinstall all of them manually. But it is really a tedious job. So I was wondering that is there an efficient and easy way to transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Or would I have to reinstall all of them?"

Microsoft ceases support to Windows 7, including technical support, software updates, security updates, or fixes. Without continuous software and security updates, computers are at higher risk of viruses and malware attacks.

Now you have two choices to change Windows 7 to Windows 10:

Which tool can help to transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10

It is an important task to find a reliable program that can help transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 efficiently with ease. But which is the best one? Here to save your time and efforts, we recommend you full-featured EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This tool works best to transfer programs and files from the previous OS to new OS after Windows 10 upgrade in a new or local computer. Now you can download and try it.

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Steps to transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Method One: Internal upgrade from windows 7 to windows 10

1.Backup important data

Briefly speaking, the whole process is to create an image files of the data,programs and settings you want to transfer in Windows 10. If errors happened during the upgrade, you can immediately restore the image file and retrieve the lost things.

Step 1. Create an image file. 

1. Connect your USB (flash) drive/external hard drive to your source computer. Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Image Transfer > Start" on the main screen.

Transfer files via image - step 1

2. Select "Create Image File > Create" to move on.

Transfer files via image - step 2

3. Click "Edit"  at Applications, User Accounts, and Files columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc. to create an image. 

Transfer files via image - step 3

Step 2. Recover via the created image file.

1. Plugin your USB drive which stores the created image file to the target PC and open EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Click "Image Transfer > Start > Recover via Image File > Recover".

Transfer files from PC to PC via image - step 1

2. Click "Browse" to locate the image file. Then, choose "Recover" and go to the next step.

Transfer files from via image - step 2

3. Now, you can select Applications/Files/Accounts you want to recover.

Or you can click the "Edit" button to choose the specific data to be transferred flexibly. Click "Finish" to confirm. Besides, you can also click the edit icon > "Submit" to change the target path to recover and save the files.

Transfer files via image - step 3

2. Free up space for Windows 10 installation

Upgrading to Windows 10 needs 10 to 15 GB storage space. 

As Microsoft said, you can free up space through external storage and local PC settings. These two methods are useful but the process is a daunting task. If your C drive is run out of space, you can use App Migration of EaseUS PCTrans. After completing the above preparations, the next step is to follow the procedure  to upgrade the OS.

Upgrade steps (Windows in-place upgrade/new computer)

Step 1: Purchase Windows 10 Edition.
Step 2: Start > Settings > Update & Security > Windows Update > Check for updates

Method 2:  Transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10 New Computer

Here we introduce another method about  transferring programs from PC to PC. Briefly Speaking, the files can be stored or transferred to the external hard drive. However, your applications can not migrate via copy and paste. 

You can migrate the program, data, and user settings on the computer to another computer without re-installing. EaseUS PCTrans supports transferring Microsoft Office, Skype, Adobe software, and other common programs from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

On the source PC, select "PC to PC" on the main screen of EaseUS Todo PCTrans and move on.

select pc to pc transfer mode

Step 2. Connect two computers

1. Select your target PC to connect via its IP address or device name and click "Connect".

2. Enter the login password of your target PC and click "OK" to confirm.

If you didn't see the target PC in the listed devices, you can also click "Add PC" to manually connect the target PC by inputting its IP address or device name.

connect two PCs

3. Set the transfer direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" and click "OK" to continue.

Step 3. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

1. Click "Edit" on the application section, then you can open up the application list.

Then you can select and choose what you want to transfer from the current computer to the target PC.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Finish" to confirm.

At last, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process. 

transfer apps to computer
Tip
Windows Easy Transfer does not transfer programs from Windows 7 to Windows10. It is not available in Windows 10.
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