1. Joined : Aug 2015
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    8.1, Vista, ten
       23 Aug 2015 #1

    Easiest way to transfer info from a Vista pc to a 10pc?


    I'm getting a new one but there's a lot of stuff on the old one of like to transfer over to the new pc.
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #2

    The simplest way would be to create a home network of both PCs. If there is a problem linking both PCs on a home network, you could remove, temporarily, the hard drive from your Vista PC and physically connect it in your Windows 10 PC. Just make sure that you boot with your Windows 10 Hard Drive. Once in Windows your Vista hard drive should show up in This PC and you could drag-and-drop the appropriate files, folders etc.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    8.1, Vista, ten
       23 Aug 2015 #3

    Thanks. Do you happen to have a link on step by step how to create a home network like you mention?
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #4
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  5. Joined : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 1,951
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       23 Aug 2015 #5

    FYI, Home Group is not supported in Windows Vista. Only 7,8,10. OP has to set up a regular network.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10
       23 Aug 2015 #6

    Appreciate the information topgundcp. Fortunately I never had the pleasure of using Vista.


    If you want to avoid physically moving your hard drive to another PC you could consider a cloud service that would allow you to upload/download data from your Vista system to your Windows 10 PC. I am assuming that the amount of data too large for DVDs or USBs.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
    Posts : 839
    Windows 8.1, Win10Pro
       23 Aug 2015 #7

    reallywt said: View Post
    I'm getting a new one but there's a lot of stuff on the old one of like to transfer over to the new pc.
    If part of the "stuff" is applications, then it's not a simple matter of dragging-and-dropping folders from one PC to another. There is a lot of stuff from every app that is stored in the Registry, and the installers put stuff (like .inf files) all over the place inside the Windows folders.

    There are only a couple of product out there that will support transferring apps -- and they don't guarantee that anything that is transferred will actually work on the new OS/System.
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  8. Joined : Aug 2015
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    8.1, Vista, ten
       23 Aug 2015 #8

    Snakeyes said: View Post
    ..., you could remove, temporarily, the hard drive from your Vista PC and physically connect it in your Windows 10 PC. Just make sure that you boot with your Windows 10 Hard Drive. Once in Windows your Vista hard drive should show up in This PC and you could drag-and-drop the appropriate files, folders etc.


    How would I do that? I'm assuming here is some sort of adapter these days. If so, what is the name/specs I should be looking for?
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  9. Joined : Oct 2014
    New Jersey
    Posts : 677
    Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
       23 Aug 2015 #9

    Just buy a 64 bit usb stick, I mean really, how much stuff do you want to crowd up the new pc.

    Or just but an external hard drive and store your Vista data on it.

    But just installing the drive from the Vista machine temporarily to the new machine is the easiest and cheapest way to do it, no adapters needed, just hook up a power and data cable to the Vista drive, but you`ll probably get some permission errors you`ll have to fight through to copy the data, but then maybe not, you may just get lucky.
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  10. Joined : Nov 2013
    Toronto
    Posts : 4,287
    Win 10 Pro x64
       24 Aug 2015 #10

    You don't want to really drag everything from old to new PC. Just move all your files into an external drive and reinstall your programs to the new PC on demand. You don't have to install everything at once. The biggest issue that may arise is compatibility.
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