How to Transfer Programs Only to a New Computer

Are you looking for an easy way to transfer programs only to a new computer? Lucky for you, this article contains a practical program transfer tool and a detailed tutorial that can help you. Read on and learn more.

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My current Windows 10 pc has been required to be replaced as it's not compatible with Windows 11 and latest updates to some programs now are starting to give stability problems so I want to transfer programs only that I need to my new windows 11 pc is there a way to carry this out? - Microsoft Forum

How do you transfer programs only to a new computer? Clone the disk or copy and paste the whole folder? None of these can truly transfer only the programs between two PCs. If you are looking for a way to do the job, continue reading this article from EaseUS. It will give you an opportunity to have these different kinds of apps transferred to your new computer so that you do not feel the gap while you are adapting.

Easy Way to Transfer Programs Only to a New Computer 

If you don't want other files and irrelevant data transferred to the new PC as well, check the method in this section. We will demonstrate how to transfer apps to your new computer to ensure the transition goes by with no hiccups.

Stage 1. Transfer Programs to the New PC 

To skip the uninstallation, installation, and reconfiguration of software, you'll need an easier way. Tools like the EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional are the assistance you need that can make the process quicker and easier.

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It is a comprehensive software designed to simplify transferring programs, files, and settings between computers. It migrates software from the user's computer without being reinstalled, so you can easily transfer your most used applications, including productivity tools, games, and multimedia software, to your new PC.

Step 1. Run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both PCs

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans and you will be in the PC to PC interface.

Step 2. Choose transfer direction - Old or New Computer

"This is New PC" - Transfer all data from remote old computer to current new computer.

"This is Old PC" - Transfer all data from current old device to a new computer.

choose transfer direction

Step 3. 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

Step 4. Select apps, programs, and software and transfer to the target computer

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

2. After selecting desired applications and programs, click "Transfer" to start the transferring process.

select apps to transfer from PC to PC

Not only can it transfer programs between two computers, but there are some other powerful functions this tool offers:

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Stage 2. Find Product Keys of Licensed Programs and Activate Them on the New PC

After transferring your applications to a new PC, all the copyrighted software should be re-activated on the new PC. You need to find the product keys of those licensed programs installed on your old computer and use them to activate the software on your new one.

If you have noted them down in advance, that's good. If not, use EaseUS Todo PCTrans again to find them, which can typically help recover your product keys that are lost or forgotten.

It only supports finding license keys of the Windows operating system, Microsoft Office, and Adobe software.

Step 1. Launch and run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on the PC, and choose "Product Key" on the left panel.

product key 1

Step 2. Click "Scan", and you can see the product key of Windows, Adobe, and Office. Save the key to the selected location or choose "Copy" for direct use.

product key 2

Download EaseUS Todo PCTrans if your older PC does not have a product key labeled. It will make activating your new computer easier.

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This article delves into the complexities of transferring installed software only to a different computer and guaranteeing smooth activation by retrieving the product key. With the help of improved functions of EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional, users can transfer the installed programs quickly and activate them on another PC without using the hard way, which is the reinstallation of the programs.

Share this article with your peers who might need help learning about transferring programs from an old PC to a new one, as they can gain a lot from the tutorial. Keep reading to explore this process in a deeper and more detailed way and offer you extra tips for a flawless move.


Transfer Programs Only to a New Computer FAQs

Follow the below-given FAQs and find answers to the most common queries regarding easy program transfer issues.

1. How do I transfer all of my programs and data to a new computer?

EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional is the top choice for moving programs and data to a new computer. It collects product keys for activation and transfers programs without reinstallation. It's the best hassle-free transfer option, making switching to a new computer easy.

2. Does Windows Easy Transfer move programs?

No, Windows Easy Transfer does not move applications; however, you can use a third-party program transfer tool to move programs, files, and settings between computers. It is straightforward to transfer the programs to the new computer without reinstalling them, ensuring a smooth shift.

3. Can I just copy program files to another drive?

Moving software to a new computer requires more than just copying the files to a different drive. This approach rarely yields the desired results. We advise using EaseUS Todo PCTrans Professional instead because it transfers programs flawlessly and doesn't require reinstallation.

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Updated by Oliver

Oliver is an EaseUS professional writer who dares explore new areas. With a passion for solving tech issues with straightforward guides for common users, Oliver keeps honing his writing craft by developing in-depth solutions for disk and partition management, computer boot-up issues, file transfer, etc.

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