Transfer Data with Windows 10 Migration Tool

Roxanne updated on Jun 12, 2020 to PC Transfer | How-to Articles

Why you need a Windows 10 migration tool

If you want to keep your personal data, installed programs and settings after updating your computer from former operating system to the newest Windows 10 or buying a new computer that already comes with Windows 10, a Windows 10 migration tool will play an important role in getting things done. Without it, you have to manually transfer each of your files, and reinstall all the applications one by one.

If you want to upgrade the hardware, such as replace the disk or even get a new computer, the one thing you need is to transfer the Windows 10 system. It is really a tedious job that takes much of your time and efforts. I believe it will be the last thing you want to do in the world.It is really a tedious job that takes much of your time and efforts. I believe it will be the last thing you want to do in the world.

So, get ready with me, no matter what you want to migrate, we provide two tools used for Windows 10 migration.

What is the best Windows 10 migration tool

1. Transfer programs, data, settings to another computer.

Since you don't want to manually transfer your files and programs, it is important for you to find a reliable Windows 10 migration tool. But which one is the best? We strongly recommend you try EaseUS Todo PCTrans. It is a powerful PC transfer software that can make data transfer in Windows 10 much easier. With simple clicks, you'll be able to transfer all your data and installed applications from Windows XP/7/8 to Windows 10 or from an old computer to a new computer coming with Windows 10.

2. Transfer system to the new pc.

Here are two cases you may want to know:

      Case 1: transfer Windows 10 system to new pc.

      Case 2: transfer Windows 10 system to new disk.

System migration is not easy as the file migration. EaseUS Todo Backup can be the best helper for you. A user-complimented software committed to move/clone your newly Windows 10 system to create a better operating environment.

How to transfer data and applications with EaseUS Windows 10 migration tool

EaseUS Windows 10 migration tool is not only an easy but also secure way for data transfer in Windows 10. The steps below present you how to transfer files and apps between two computers. If you want to transfer files between two different operating systems on the same computer, refer to the article about how to transfer files from Windows 7 to Windows 10 instead.

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, click "PC to PC" to continue. 

select pc to pc

2. Select your target computer via its device name, then enter its account password or verification code and select the transfer direction. 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

Moreover, if your machine is run out of space that may affect Windows 10 upgrading, you may interest in how to move apps from ssd to hdd. The App Migration feature is the appropriate choice!

How to transfer system with EaseUS Windows 10 migration tool

Case 1: Transfer system to another pc via Windows migration tool

Only under the corresponding driver can the hardware run normally. EaseUS Todo Backup provides a System Transfer feature can help users to migrate system to a new computer.

Step 1. Create an emergency disk to USB

To save your time and energy, we'd like to suggest you create an emergency disk to a USB or external hard drive rather than redownloading and reinstalling EaseUS Todo Backup on your new computer.

1. Connect an empty USB flash drive or external hard drive with over than 100GB space to your PC.

2. Run EaseUS Todo Backup and click "Tools" > "Create Emergency Disk".

Note: The device on which the boot drive is created must be an MBR disk, and the first partition on it must be FAT32. 

Create emergency disk for transfer OS to new computer.

3. Choose USB as the disk location to create the emergency disk which will help you boot computer when it fails to boot or transfer system to new PC.

4. Click "Create".

Start creating emergency disk for system transfer.

Step 2. Create System backup for transferring OS to a new computer

1. Click "System Backup" on the left pane.

2. Choose the Windows OS and specify the USB flash drive which contains the emergency disk to save system image.

If you are worried about the data loss issue by saving the system image to the emergency disk drive, you may also save system backup to another empty disk.

Create system image for transferring system to new computer.

3. Click "Proceed" to start creating a system backup image to the target device.

Step 3. Boot the computer from EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk

1. Connect the USB flash drive or external hard drive with the emergency disk and system backup image to the new computer.

2. Restart PC and press "F2/F8" to boot into BIOS. 

3. Change boot drive and set the computer to boot from the EaseUS Todo Backup emergency disk. If you want to restore the system image to a GPT disk, you need to change the boot mode to EFI in BIOS. Then you'll enter EaseUS Todo Backup main interface.

Step 4. Transfer system to the new computer

  • Note: When restoring the system image to the new computer with “System Transfer”, the operation will erase the data on the target disk. You need to back up the files in advance or use an empty disk to restore to avoid data loss.

1. On EaseUS Todo Backup main interface, click "System Transfer". 

Start transferring system to new computer.

2. Select the system image on your drive and click "OK" to continue.

Choose system image to transfer.

3. Specify the disk to save system image and tick "System Transfer" in Advanced options, click "OK" to save changes. Then click "Proceed" to start transferring the system to a new computer.

Start transferring system to the new computer.

Step 5. Restart PC with transferred system

1. Change the boot sequence in BIOS to set computer boot up from the drive with the transferred system.

2. Save all changes and restart your computer.

3. Update all drive drivers and programs to ensure all things will work just fine on the new computer.

Case 2: Transfer system to another disk via Windows migration wizard

The hard drive is of great significance to the computer, and even affects the normal use of the pc.

If you want to change disk but do not want to re-install the system, you can use the System Clone of EaseUS Todo Backup, which enables you clone Windows 10 OS to new SSD.

Steps: Click System Clone > Choose the target drive > Click Proceed 

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