Windows 10: So, I am planning on doing some transferring between two computers...

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  1. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #11

    essenbe said: View Post
    See if this is something you are looking for Free data transfer
    RussLogic64 said: View Post
    I'll check it out. Still, do I need a cable, and if so, what kind?
    RussLogic64 said: View Post
    Bringing this topic back up, I have a 128 GB USB. Now, I'd like to ask: how do I move my programs and their settings onto the USB drive? I ask because I am new at this.
    I am going to assume you used the link in the post by essenbe and that you are therefore using "laplink PCMover" (free version via Microsoft).

    This link is for the pdf of the user manual.
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  2.    17 Sep 2015 #12

    WhyMe said: View Post
    I am going to assume you used the link in the post by essenbe and that you are therefore using "laplink PCMover" (free version via Microsoft).

    This link is for the pdf of the user manual.
    Haven't even downloaded it yet. Will I need my USB?
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  3. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #13

    @RussLogic64

    I've never used the program and haven't read the guide. If I was you, I'd probably have a look at what the guide says first. I'd be looking for instructions within to guide me through the whole process.
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  4.    17 Sep 2015 #14

    RussLogic64 said: View Post
    Bringing this topic back up, I have a 128 GB USB. Now, I'd like to ask: how do I move my programs and their settings onto the USB drive? I ask because I am new at this.
    Programs have to be installed on the new computer. You can tranfer the installers for them, but you cannot just copy them. Files you can copy (drag and drop) from the old computer to a usb drive or to OneDrive or Google Drive and then from there back to the new computer. You can Also use the Backup program in Windows 7 and restore in Windows 10 (there is a special program for that in Control Panel/System and Security/Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
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  5. Posts : 8,204
    Windows 10 Enterprise and Pro/Windows 7 Enterprise/Linux Mint
       17 Sep 2015 #15

    Maybe this will help someone

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  6.    17 Sep 2015 #16

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    Programs have to be installed on the new computer. You can tranfer the installers for them, but you cannot just copy them. Files you can copy (drag and drop) from the old computer to a usb drive or to OneDrive or Google Drive and then from there back to the new computer. You can Also use the Backup program in Windows 7 and restore in Windows 10 (there is a special program for that in Control Panel/System and Security/Backup and Restore (Windows 7).
    So I can't even copy the bookmarks of my internet browser?
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  7.    17 Sep 2015 #17

    RussLogic64 said: View Post
    So I can't even copy the bookmarks of my internet browser?
    Bookmarks are imported by the new browser.
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  8.    17 Sep 2015 #18

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    Bookmarks are imported by the new browser.
    Can you go into details on how that works?
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  9.    17 Sep 2015 #19

    RussLogic64 said: View Post
    Can you go into details on how that works?
    Depends on the version of the browser. Windows 10 uses Edge by default and has IE11 on the Start menu. Look for the bookmark "star" and click it. Look for import favorites.
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  10. Posts : 705
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       17 Sep 2015 #20

    Cbarnhorst said: View Post
    Depends on the version of the browser. Windows 10 uses Edge by default and has IE11 on the Start menu. Look for the bookmark "star" and click it. Look for import favorites.
    In Edge it is in settings. 3rd option down is "Import favorites from another browser"

    Edit: In Internet Explorer 11 it is
    Files ► Import and export ► Import from another browser ► Next
    Then select from the list of browsers on your pc that you want to import from
    Click 'Import'
    Once it is done, click 'Finish'
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