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  1.    17 Feb 2017 #1
    Join Date : Feb 2017
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    Migrating from Windows 10 to Windows 10


    Recently purchased a new desktop computer, with Windows 10 pre-installed. What is the best way to migrate my files from my old desktop, which was upgraded to Windows 10?
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  2.    17 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
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    windows 10

    Welcome to the forum. What files docs photo etc or apps? photos etc just save to onedrive or google drive they will appear on new pc on their own
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  3.    17 Feb 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samuria View Post
    Welcome to the forum. What files docs photo etc or apps? photos etc just save to onedrive or google drive they will appear on new pc on their own
    Yes, files like that, but also email (Outlook 10), and personalization, preferences, etc.

    Frankly, I'm a bit of a Luddite, and don't trust the cloud for storage of files that contain personal data, so I rarely use OneDrive or google, except to store raw forms without data.

    I'm thinking about using the local network for the transfer, but was hoping for some way to aggregate the relevant files for a simple transfer.
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  4.    17 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Make an image of the old desktop OS partition using Macrium Reflect Free onto an external hard drive. Boot the new desktop from a Macrium Reflect rescue drive. Restore the old desktop OS partition over the top of the new desktop OS partition (might want to back that up first, as it's going to get erased.) Run the fix Windows startup utility in Macrium reflect. That way EVERYTHING would be transferred over.

    You could also physically move the old desktop hard drive to the new computer, connecting it as a second drive and set up dual booting.
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  5.    17 Feb 2017 #5
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you.

    I was hoping for something a little simpler, but since MS dropped the WET, we don't do anything nice and simple anymore.
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  6.    17 Feb 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Just hook your old drive to the new system and copy away Do it in small batches and verify before moving on.
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  7.    18 Feb 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by NavyLCDR View Post
    Make an image of the old desktop OS partition using Macrium Reflect Free onto an external hard drive. Boot the new desktop from a Macrium Reflect rescue drive. Restore the old desktop OS partition over the top of the new desktop OS partition (might want to back that up first, as it's going to get erased.) Run the fix Windows startup utility in Macrium reflect. That way EVERYTHING would be transferred over.

    You could also physically move the old desktop hard drive to the new computer, connecting it as a second drive and set up dual booting.
    @KelvinF , NavyLCDR is the best way to do it
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  8.    18 Feb 2017 #8
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    New Jersey
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    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

    Why would he want to put an old image over his brand new OS ?

    And he never mentioned anything about creating a dual boot.

    He just wants his data.
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  9.    18 Feb 2017 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Why would he want to put an old image over his brand new OS ?

    And he never mentioned anything about creating a dual boot.

    He just wants his data.
    Easy way to get all their programs, files and settings on the new computer. If it's the same version of Windows activation should be automatic.
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  10.    18 Feb 2017 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
    Why would he want to put an old image over his brand new OS ?

    And he never mentioned anything about creating a dual boot.

    He just wants his data.
    Quote Originally Posted by KelvinF View Post
    Yes, files like that, but also email (Outlook 10), and personalization, preferences, etc.
    To transfer everything.
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