Backup and transferring program for fresh windows 10 install

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
       09 Dec 2016 #1

    Backup and transferring program for fresh windows 10 install

    I want to upgrade a couple of PCs to windows 10 but I need to do a fresh install and then transfer the files back onto the machine.

    With windows easy transfer gone I havent found any decent 3rd party program to backup and then transfer back onto the machine once its been installed. Most of these programs seem to only work if you are transferring from an old PC to the new PC and they both have to be on at the same time and also at times connected via network.

    I tried Transwiz from ForensiT but it ends up braking the taskbar once its finished the transfer.

    Should I just manually back up everything or is there any program out there that works well?
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  2.    09 Dec 2016 #2

    Hi, you can do this (for programs and most settings) with a Laplink product (sure, it's marketed primarily for moving to a new PC, but ignore that).

    Cheapest version - and quickest if you're already using disk imaging - as everyone should be- is the one that uses a disk image as the source, rather than the Laplink PCMover run first on the new, then old, then new PC.

    Highish cost for one use, but worthwhile if you've lots of progs installed vs time to reinstall and configure.

    If you've just a few programs, simply reinstall them.
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 7 Ultimate
    Thread Starter
       09 Dec 2016 #3

    I dont have a great deal of programs but wanted something that would make the process a little easier. Is that the only decent program available?
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  4.    09 Dec 2016 #4

    It works.. I've used it several times, 96% success or so on 300+ programs. Not worth it for 30 or so.
    Easeus do one too. Then there's Zinstall (£££s).

    Most data is relatively easy. You shouldn't need a program for that.

    Apps settings (universal) : consider Win 10 Sync (see settings) to save those. I've no experience of that.
    Note that if you use the same live id to sign in, your universal apps should be available for you. (Not desktop programs).
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  5.    09 Dec 2016 #5

    Having your files backed up onto a usb stick in zip files is what I do, just before a hard drive change / re-install or monthly backup, I compress my Doc's folder contents & my pic's folder contents then copy to usb memory stick.

    This way I have storage of all my backup points over the last year, normally once a month backup.

    This way I can securely delete my hard drive knowing all collected data is safe on another mem stick...
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