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Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

Updated on Oct 08, 2019 by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Summary:
Windows Easy Transfer for XP can transfer files to Windows 7, 8, 10, but it doesn’t work on Windows 8.1 and doesn’t support applications. Some alternative of Windows Easy Transfer for XP can resolve these problems.

Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP and Server 2003

Microsoft doesn't offer the support service for Windows XP since April 2014, and Windows Server 2003 will end in July 2015. Windows XP and Server 2003 holders have migrated or plan to transfer data, service, paid programs to something else or later system. Backing up to a local network or USB disk is a common choice, if you want to transfer to Windows 7, 10 or server 2008, 2012, Windows Easy Transfer would be an efficient solution. Windows Easy Transfer can support setting, data, but not support desk applications; we can try EaseUS Todo PCTrans - the data & programs migrations tool.

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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP

Windows Easy Transfer - Not Easy for Windows 8.1, Including Windows 10

Just transferring files, documents, music, photos, settings among systems, Windows Easy Transfer work well on Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8. However, it is not easy for Windows 8.1 users, indeed, we still don't get any official reply about why not successfully transfer data from or to Windows 8.1. Still, now, there is not any feedback and comments about if Windows 10 supports Windows Easy Transfer.

Some people persist on using Windows Easy Transfer to transfer crucial files, setting. Considering Windows 8.1 and applications, highly recommend you EaseUS Todo PCTrans, it can quickly and safely transfer files and applications from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, 8.1,10.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans - Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP, Windows 7, 8, 10

EaseUS PC transfer software offers direct and indirect ways to migrate files, applications from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, 10. "Via the connected network" to directly move photos, documents, movies, programs or "Via the compressed files" to create images to migrate files.

How to Transfer Files from PC to PC via the Connected Network

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers. Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 2. Connect two PCs via the network by following the simple interface guides. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 2

Step 3. Then, choose "Files" and click "Edit" to select files to transfer.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 3

Step 4. Select the specific files as you want. What’s more, you can click the Edit icon to customize the storage path for transferred data.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 1

Step 5. Now, click "Finish" and "Transfer" to begin to transfer files from PC to PC. The size of the file determines the transfer time. Wait patiently.

Transfer files from PC to PC - step 5

Transfer Files/Programs via the Image File

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
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For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP