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Windows Easy Transfer - Transfer files to new PC

Windows Easy Transfer is an easy way to transfer files to a new computer. On Windows 10, Windows Easy Transfer is no longer provided directly from Microsoft. Instead, Zinstall Easy Transfer offers the same ease of transfer, with more robust results (you can even transfer programs!)

Windows Easy Transfer

In this article, we will see how to perform an Easy Transfer to a new computer: copy files, accounts, documents, pictures, music, movies, favorites, profiles, settings and your personalization from an old PC to a new PC with Windows 10.

Windows Easy Transfer has always been one of the simplest ways to transfer files to a new Windows PC. True, the original Microsoft's Easy Transfer tool in Windows 7 could not transfer everything you've had under your profile, and could not transfer your programs, but it did the job for *most* of your content. In Windows 10, however, the original Easy Transfer is no longer available. Fortunately, Microsoft community has already created a 3rd-party Windows Easy Transfer alternative, which is what we will use here.

The process we will use does not require special cables, can be done without prior computer knowledge, and - if you use an upgraded transfer product - can even transfer your programs to new PC. Let's dive in.

How to use Windows Easy Transfer to transfer files to new computer with Windows 10

  1. Run Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer on your current computer (the one you are transferring from).
    Note: You can get the transfer software here. It transfers your files, documents, profiles and settings, similar to the original Easy Transfer. If you also want to transfer applications and programs to your new PC, you should use Zinstall WinWin instead, which transfers everything you have, including programs.
  2. Run Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer on the new Windows 10 computer.
  3. Note that no special cables or configurations are required - connection is performed automatically. All you have to do is connect the computers to same internet connection, router or wifi.
  4. If you'd like to select which files you want to transfer, press the Advanced menu. If you just want to transfer everything, you don't need to go to the Advanced menu.
  5. Press "Go" on the new PC to start the Easy Transfer process.

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. Just let it run.

IMPORTANT: If you want not only your files, but also your programs, you can transfer programs as well. For that, use Zinstall WinWin.

Video tutorial - Windows Easy Transfer

 

Note on cables

You might have heard the term "Easy Transfer Cable" in relation to the Windows Easy Transfer tool from Windows 7. These cables were a type of specialized USB cable, which allowed to simplify the connection process, which in the Windows 7 version of Easy Transfer was, well, not very easy.

You do not need to buy any special cables for the Windows 10 version used in this tutorial! The transfer automatically uses existing connections that your computers already have, and does not require special cables - and you get to save some extra cash on the purchase.

Ready to Easy Transfer your files to new PC?

Get Easy Transfer for Windows 10 here, and finish your transfer today!