A common question with the release of Windows 10 is – “How can I transfer my programs and files from the computer I have now, to a new Windows 10 system?”.
This is even more important because Windows 10 no longer includes any built-in “Easy Transfer” functionality.
Still, every computer user needs to transfer programs, settings and files from their original PC (which could be Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10 as well) – to the new Windows 10 computer. There are 3 parts that are important to the transfer:
Files, such documents, pictures, music, pictures and emails
Settings, such as user profiles, emails, accounts, passwords, favorites, bookmarks, wallpaper and other personalization
Programs, such as transferring Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Quickbooks, TurboTax, Firefox, Chrome, and other programs to the new computer
Note: this guide relates to a transfer from one computer to another computer running Windows 10. If you are upgrading to Windows 10 in-place, on the same physical computer, please see the appropriate guide.
How to transfer programs and files to Windows 10 computer