With the success of Microsoft’s latest operating system – Windows 10, many users of older versions of Windows like XP and Vista have started to ditch their ages old computers and invest in brand new computers that come pre-loaded with Windows 10. But in doing so, some of the consumers are afraid of losing their old programs and settings that they had saved on their older computers for many-many years. Usually, you have to use a battery of tools to save and then restore some of the settings from individual applications. For example, you can use MozBackup tool to backup and restore Firefox settings as well as Thunderbird settings, but using individual tools does not make sense when you are switching from an older PC to a new PC – simply because such tools are not available for all the applications and cannot backup everything.
Fortunately, EaseUS has released a tool called Todo PCTrans using which you can transfer your data and settings from older PC to a newer PC in a matter of seconds. This tool offers the transfer of files using either a network connection or using an backup image file.
You have to install Todo PCTrans software on both the old and new Windows computers. On the old PC, you have to create a backup image file. But if you both computers connected to the same network, then you can transfer the files directly through the network. The backup image method is ideal if you are upgrading the same computer with a new version of Windows.
In case of the image file method, you have to select Create image file option on the source computer and Transfer from the image file option on the target (new) computer later on. The image file could take multiple gigabytes of space and you should attach a removable portable USB disk with enough free space before continuing.
It scans your system for all the data that it can gather and save (or transfer over the network) to a backup file. You can individually choose the applications and other user data from your PC that you want to transfer. You can also choose the name and saving location of the image backup file. Clicking on the Save button shall save the selected applications and the data to the image backup file.
On the new target PC, you have to launch the Todo PCTrans and choose Transfer from the image file option or select the network transfer option. You will have to choose the image backup file from the removable portable disk drive. Then you can choose the applications or user data that you want to restore and finally click on the Transfer button to proceed and transfer all the selected data.
Conclusion: EaseUS Todo PCTrans is an easy and efficient software that can help you move your applications, settings and other data from your older PC to a newer PC. This is very useful when you are upgrading to a new version of Windows and want to keep your older applications or settings.
You can download EaseUS Todo PCTrans from http://www.easeus.com/free-pc-transfer-software/.