Windows 10: Clean Install and apps migration

  1.    19 Mar 2018 #1

    Clean Install and apps migration


    With the Spring Creator's Update just around the corner, I thought I would ask this -- in the hope that the situation has actually improved over the last six months.

    History: Last fall, when I did the FCU on one of my Win10 PCs, it failed miserably, trashing the PC in the process. And while I did have an image backup, I though I would do a clean install from an ISO of the FCU and then use a couple of third-party apps to migrate the apps over to the new install.

    Result was that both of the apps, despite one of them working great in Win7, were a waste of time and migrated nothing really useful. So, I ended up spending days redownloading & reinstalling apps, and redoing all of the settings.

    My question is if the situation has changed since then such that there is NOW a way to migrate apps over after a clean-install.

    My guess is the answer is still NO -- but things can change over time ...
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  2.    20 Mar 2018 #2

    Hi, I have used Laplink's product with Win10- in conjunction with a disk image of the 'old' PC - to move a LOT of programs with 95%+ success. There's also an Easeus product. I guess you may have tried these.

    Not recommended e.g. with Office suites (larger programs).
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    20 Mar 2018 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, I have used Laplink's product with Win10- in conjunction with a disk image of the 'old' PC - to move a LOT of programs with 95%+ success. There's also an Easeus product. I guess you may have tried these.

    Not recommended e.g. with Office suites (larger programs).
    You had better success than me -- as I used both the EaseUS tool and the Laplink tool and while both WOULD transfer apps, they both failed miserably for MS apps -- which is what I really needed them to do.

    So, sounds like the situation has not improved.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    20 Mar 2018 #4

    If you're talking about store apps- that's a different ballgame, as they say in the US...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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