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What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop?

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2017/12/12 18:55:37 (permalink)
What software do you recommend to transfer programs and files from old Win10 laptop to a new Win10 laptop? 
 
My brother is getting a new laptop and was asking for ideas --- Software like the usual iTunes, and browser plugins like Pinterest.
 
Looks like transfer software is no longer part of Windows at 10 per Microsoft own website Windows Easy Transfer (WET) is no more.
support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4026265/windows-windows-easy-transfer-is-not-available-in-windows-10
 
Amazon reviewers seem to be bimodal on the Laplink PC Mover tool (love it or hate it but not much middle ground)
 
Found this: How to transfer your data from an old PC to a new PC
 
So EVGA Family --> have any shortcuts or wisdom to share?
 
Fastest, easiest .... what have you tried
 
 

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    quadlatte
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    Re: What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop? 2017/12/13 00:58:50 (permalink)
    I use allway sync to move files, programs and such will have to be reinstalled though. It works with local or network drives, great for syncing my downloads and personal files to my server

                                   
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    Re: What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop? 2017/12/13 01:12:00 (permalink)
    Sysprep the disk and move the drive to the new laptop.


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    Re: What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop? 2017/12/13 09:53:02 (permalink)
    I would say if you are moving data and not programs, you can move the data via "home network" either Ethernet or USB.  Any programs not part of Windows 10 will have to be installed as Registry must be filled out for each program.

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    Re: What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop? 2017/12/13 11:46:04 (permalink)
    Thanks for the feedback so far
     
    My brother is on the other side of the country or I'd do it for him
     
    Looking to make it as easy and convenient for him as possible

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    Re: What software do you recommend - transfer programs & files to a new Win 10 laptop? 2018/01/12 11:26:25 (permalink)
    Looks like PCmover is your best bet if you are willing to pay. Otherwise I'm sure you know data transfer via hard disk/cloud/data transfer cable and re install apps. Chrome logged in will pick up everything from old laptop to new automatically.
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