How to port everything from old to new pc and not compromise accounts?

  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64

    How to port everything from old to new pc and not compromise accounts?

    My trusty pc is starting to show its age (7+ years old) and I think it's time to consider replacing it.

    It is an early Acer all-in-one and has evolved from WIN7->WIN8->WIN8.1->WIN10. It managed all evolutions reasonably well but, as I say, various behaviours indicate that it is now struggling, poor old fella!

    My request for advice is due to me being EXTREMELY un-techy (and long in the tooth myself!) and I remember last time I bought a new pc it was a long and painful process to get it set up and running with all my needs from my previous one. The thought of experiencing this again is very daunting and off-putting.

    Plus questions arise regarding permissions to use accounts on multiple devices. For example I have a Netflix account which allows it to be used on 4 devices. These are my pc, my MS Surface Pro (1), my Samsung Smart TV and my LG smartphone. Likewise my MS Office 365 account, to name just two of my many accounts.

    How do I introduce a new device into this family?

    Can a carbon copy of my existing data be ported from my old pc to a new one, and will this also duplicate the problems I have in the old one?

    Any help/advice would be greatly appreciated.
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  2. Winuser's Avatar
    Posts : 6,995
    Windows 10 Pro Insider

    On your Netflix and MS Office account you should be able to remove unwanted devices. and register your new computer. Once you have all your programs installed you should be able to move all your data from your old computer to your new computer. I use external HDDs or flash drives when I want to transfer data. I use drive on the old device to copy my data then I plug the drive into my new device and copy the data to the correct folders for the programs they belong to.
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter

    I notice that there are one or two applications available for doing this, PCmover PRO seeming to get the best reviews (including recommendation from MS).

    Has anyone experience/tips/recommendations regarding these?

    I'm considering PCmover for this.
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  4. Stevekir's Avatar
    Posts : 340
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    Me, I would put the task in the hands of a competent computer shop. They would charge and you could get an estimate. This would save a lot of, inevitable, frustration.
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