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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, 11or 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 and Windows 11
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, 11
EaseUS PC transfer software offers direct and indirect ways to migrate files, applications from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, 10, 11. "Via the connected network" to directly move photos, documents, movies, programs or "Via the compressed files" to create backup files.
Video Tutorial: Transfer Everything to Windows 11/10/8/7/XP
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. Make sure you have chosen the right transfer direction.
"New" - Move data from old computer to current new computer.
"Old" - Move data from current old n computer to remote new computer.
Step 3. 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 4. Then, choose "Files" to select files to transfer. 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 "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. Hover over "Applications", "Files" and "Accounts" columns to choose the specific data, applications, etc., and click "Back up" 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.
Over on Applications, Files, or Accounts to choose the specific data you want transfer flexibly. Click "Restore" to confirm. Besides, you can also click the "Migration Settings" icon to change the target path to recover and save the files.
About the Author
Updated by Tracy King
Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 10 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions to resolve Windows & Mac data recovery, data backup, partition management, data transfer, Windows update issues, etc.
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EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free is a useful and and reliable software solution created to serve in computer migration operations, be it from one machine to another or from an earlier version of your OS to a newer one. Read More
EaseUS Todo PCTrans is by the folks at EaseUS who make incredible tools that let you manage your backups and recover your dead hard disks. While it is not an official tool, EaseUS has a reputation for being very good with their software and code.Read More
It offers the ability to move your entire user account from your old computer, meaning everything is quickly migrated. You still get to keep your Windows installation (and the relevant drivers for your new PC), but you also get all your apps, settings, preferences, images, documents and other important data. Read More
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