In this article, we will see how to use Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your profile, settings, documents, pictures, music, movies, favorites, wallpaper and other stuff to your new Windows 10 or Windows 8.
Windows Easy Transfer was originally included in Windows 7, and allowed users to do a transfer from their old computer to a new one. It was not always easy, and only transfer some of the files, without programs, but it was definitely better than nothing. In Windows 10 and Windows 8, Easy Transfer is no longer available out-of-the-box. Fortunately, Microsoft community has already created a 3rd-party Windows Easy Transfer alternative, as you will see below.
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 Windows 10 Upgrade guide.
Depending on the amount of data you have, and your connection speed, the transfer may take a couple of hours – but you don’t have to “sit and stare” at it, as it will complete automatically.
IMPORTANT: If you want not only your files, but also your programs, you can transfer programs as well. For that, use Zinstall WinWin.