Windows 10: Does 10 have anything like "Windows Easy Transfer" yet?
If you're just migrating data files then I would agree, using Easy Transfer gains little. But when you want to migrate apps, where stuff is stored in pieces all over the place, including registry files, you really need an app that can hunt all of those down, package them, and copy them for you. Migrating apps is the key value I see to using the third-party apps.
Totally agree ! It's been so dang long since MS and other market forces put those out of business, I can't even remeber the one I used years ago. Seems to me I lost the thread somewhere during Windows 95. Will have to have a catch up look at LapLink.
Mark Phelps said:
Availability of something like that would make a born again clean install freak out of me.
Why do so much work
Just get a copy of PCmover from Laplink. It supports transferring apps, data, and settings to Windows 10 and is recommended by Microsoft. They are offering a free limited version on at Microsoft at Free data transfer
Windows Easy Transfer will not return to Windows 10. See this article Microsoft Provides Free Copy of PCmover Express to Aid File Transfers - IGN.
MAXAR RE said:
That free version is PCMover Express -- and it does NOT transfer applications. To do that, you need PC Mover Pro -- I know because I tried it, confirmed it does not transfer apps, contacted Laplink -- and was told about PC Mover Pro -- which is NOT free.
This was written back in March, long before folks started using the Win10 Upgrade tool -- which is HOW MS wants folks to transfer stuff from Win7/8/8.1 to Win10.
Is there a free tool or nominally inexpensive tool that y'all have seen sucess with when trying to migrate user profiles (settings, files, list of installed programs) from Windows 7 computers to Windows 10?
Sure, but it is not in Windows 10
Mark Phelps said:
True, my mistake, although I did say "a limited" version. The PRO version is $19.95 and it does transfer applications.
Mark Phelps said:
Last edited by TerrySorensen75; 11 Sep 2015 at 16:51.
Reason: add more info
You can still use WET on Windows 10 but it requires a Windows 7 PC to create the installation files.
From a Windows 7 PC
1. Click the Start button and type "easy", Launch/Open Windows Easy Transfer
2. Welcome to Windows Easy Transfer - select "Next"
3. Select "An External hard disk or USB flash drive"
4. Select "This is my new computer" and then click "No"
5. Select "I need to install it now"
6. Select either External or USB
This will save the Windows Easy Transfer application to an external source so you can either Run it from a Network shared location or using an external hard drive or USB flash drive.
I've confirmed that this works on Windows 10, both ways (exporting profiles/shared files and importing profiles/shared files).
There is answer, no. There is no longer a built-in Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10. Some third-party software may can do that.
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