Is there a way to move program and data to another PC?


  1. Posts : 49
    Windows 10
       #1

    Is there a way to move program and data to another PC?


    I lost all of my files on PC but luckily I have a copy of it on laptop (not as executable files but already installed).

    Is there a way to move the data from laptop to PC using external storage (similar to Migrate on Android)?
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  2. ThrashZone's Avatar
    Posts : 7,107
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    Hi,
    You could very well install the hard drive... on the new machine and keep on trucking.
    10 is pretty good about adjusting drivers
    You'd likely have to enter a new activation key ebay has lots of those for dirt cheap and ebay/ paypal has good buyer support if a bad key is given.
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  3. Posts : 264
    Windows 10
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    personal files, yes. You just have to transfer them over the network or via flashdrive. Programs and apps are a different ball game. You are gonna need the installers and start over on the new PC. There are however certain tools that are supposed able to do just that, like EAseUS TODO PCTrans. I have never tried one of those...
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
    Posts : 29,897
    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    ..and Laplink's PC Mover. Very successful when I used it- a long time ago now. Of several hundred programs, perhaps 95%+ success.

    Both need to be x64 or x86. The license is not cheap; it's more convenient if you use a disk image of the source PC and that was cheaper to buy when I last looked.

    Shame you don't seem to use disk imaging regularly and routinely as is so so often recommended by members here. E.g. Macrium Reflect (free/paid) + storage for image files. Had you been doing so you could have restored your PC as was in an hour or so- even if the disk had failed and you needed to replace it.
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  5. Steve C's Avatar
    Posts : 6,285
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
       #5

    This is why it's essential to make a full system backup. Many here use the excellent program Macrium Reflect Free
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