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artbuc

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    Transferring from Old to New PC
    « on: November 13, 2018, 02:27:51 AM »
    Trying to understand best way to transfer my files, settings and apps from old to new PC. I want my new PC to look identical to old. Old PC is Win 10 Home. New PC will be Win 10 Home or Pro. I have a Verizon FIOS Quantum router. If I connect both PCs to the Verizon router with Ethernet cables, can I use a transfer utility to move files, settings and apps from old to new PC through the router? Thanks.

    Ajfer03



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    Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
    « Reply #1 on: November 13, 2018, 08:24:39 AM »
    The ethernet way might be a little more complicated, but you could try and use this article: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/17127/windows-back-up-restore

    Hope it works out for you!
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    Allan

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    Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
    « Reply #2 on: November 13, 2018, 08:38:59 AM »
    You will have to reinstall the software / programs on the new system. Accordingly, I've always found it best to just start from scratch:
    • Install the OS
    • Download / Install all necessary drivers
    • Install an anti virus
    • Download / Install all programs from scratch
    • Adjust any/all settings for the OS as desired
    • Create a disc image of the drive

    2x3i5x



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    Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
    « Reply #3 on: November 13, 2018, 01:20:44 PM »
    ninite is a nice tool if you would like a quick way to install from scratch some of the more common software all in one go.


    Pick all the software on their list you need, install all of them in one go with their ninte installer, all the extras and toolbars automatically bypassed automatically by ninite and you can always rerun the ninte installer to do updates for all those same software all on one shot

    artbuc

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      Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
      « Reply #4 on: November 13, 2018, 01:40:33 PM »
      You will have to reinstall the software / programs on the new system. Accordingly, I've always found it best to just start from scratch:
      • Install the OS
      • Download / Install all necessary drivers
      • Install an anti virus
      • Download / Install all programs from scratch
      • Adjust any/all settings for the OS as desired
      • Create a disc image of the drive

      Allan, do you know anything about this app? Not sure it is worth the price.

      https://zinstall.com/

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      Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
      « Reply #5 on: November 13, 2018, 02:25:26 PM »
      Sorry, I don't

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        Re: Transferring from Old to New PC
        « Reply #6 on: November 21, 2018, 12:35:15 AM »
        You will have to reinstall the software / programs on the new system. Accordingly, I've always found it best to just start from scratch:
        • Install the OS
        • Download / Install all necessary drivers
        • Install an anti virus
        • Download / Install all programs from scratch
        • Adjust any/all settings for the OS as desired
        • Create a disc image of the drive

        Agree with Allan. It will be the right thing. In any case, the system programs will not be able to transfer to a new PC. They will have to reinstall anyway. But it is not easier to transfer system files from an external hard drive, just sorting out what you no longer need.