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I purchased a new HP computer and want to transfer files, programs, photos, emails, etc. from my old computer.  How do I do it?  I am not a computer expert by any stretch of the imagination, but I know it can be done rather easily.

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Les, welcome to the forum.

 

You are correct it is easy to do.  However, only files and personal data can be transferred; not programs.

 

You can use Windows Easy Transfer.  Here is a guide to finding an Easy Transfer Cable.  I could give you better instructions if I knew which OS'es are involved, old computer to new computer.






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PhotographerLes

 

Actually, you CAN transfer apps from one PC to another, just don't expect any MS product to help you do that.

 

LapLink makes a line of PC Mover products that allow you to migrate stuff from one PC to another.

 

Their Pro version supports migrating apps -- I know, because I have used it.

 

Understand, though, that happens with two limitations:

1) Newer OS -- if the target machine has a newer OS than the source machine, the app might not work.

2) Licensing -- if the app is licensed for only one PC, while you CAN transfer it to another, you then have to REMOVE the app from the first PC. If you don't, the version on the new PC is not legal, and will most likely get "deactivated" at some point and refuse to work.


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Click the "Next" button and then click "An External Hard Disk or USB Flash Drive." Click "This is My Old Laptop" and then click the "Next" button. Enter a password into the "Password" and "Confirm Password" fields to secure the data you are transferring and then click the "Save" button.

Step 1

Sign in to Windows using your new Laptop and then press the "Windows" key to open your Windows Start screen.

Step 2

Enter "Easy Transfer" in the search field and then click "Windows Easy Transfer" from the app search results to open Windows Easy Transfer.

Step 3

Click the "Next" button and then click "An External Hard Disk or USB Flash Drive."

Step 4

Click "This is My New Laptop," click "No" and then click "My Old Laptop is Running Windows 7 or Windows 8."

Step 5

Attach your portable storage device to your old Laptop.

Step 6

Sign in to Windows on your old Laptop, press "Windows," enter "Easy Transfer" and click "Windows Easy Transfer" from the search results.

Step 7

Click the "Next" button and then click "An External Hard Disk or USB Flash Drive."

Step 8

Click "This is My Old Laptop " and then click the "Next" button.

Step 9

Enter a password into the "Password" and "Confirm Password" fields to secure the data you are transferring and then click the "Save" button.

Step 10

Save your Easy Transfer file to the portable storage device you are using for the transfer. It may take a while to complete the save to your storage device, depending on how many files are being transferred. Once complete, safely remove the storage device from your old Laptop.

Step 11

Attach your portable storage device to your new Laptop.

Step 12

Click the "Next" button on the Windows Easy Transfer window, open the Easy Transfer file you saved to your portable storage device, enter your password and then press "Enter". Once the transfer has finished you can click "See What Was Transferred" to view a report of all the data you transferred. Click the "Program Report" tab to view a list of programs you had installed on your old Laptop.

 

 

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The maunal solution of the basic work backups, and it's working for basic file transfer too.I've to connect a sufficiently for the large external hard drive we share wonderful for the drag-and-drop all the file have to learning for the old device system.

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To comment on the recent additions to this thread ...

 

Windows Easy Transfer does NOT, repeat NOT, transfer applications from one PC to another -- it only transfers settings and data.

 

You have to use third-party products to transfer apps.

 

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