Windows Easy Transfer for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10
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.
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 in 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 backup 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.
Step 2. Connect two PCs via the network by entering the password or verification code of the target PC. Besides, make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction and click "Connect" to continue.
The verification code is on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target computer.
Step 3. Then, choose "Files" and click "Edit" to select files to transfer.
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.
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/Programs via the Backup File
Step 1. Create a backup file.
1. Connect your USB (flash) drive/external hard drive to your source computer. Launch Todo PCTrans, click "Backup & Restore > Start" on the main screen.
2. Select "Data Backup" to move on.
3. Click "Edit" at Applications, User Accounts, and Files columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc. to create a backup file.
Step 2. Recover via the created backup file.
1. Plugin your USB drive which stores the created backup file to the target PC and open EaseUS Todo PCTrans. Click "Backup & Restore > Start > Data Restore".
2. Click "Browse" to locate the Image file. Then, choose "Restore" and go to the next step.
3. Now, you can select Applications/Files/Accounts you want to restore.
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.
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