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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 EaseUS Todo Pctrans

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      • #2313951
        Willard14
        AskWoody Plus

        Just looking for advice on the best way to transfer programs from an old Win 10 32 Home desktop to a new Win 10 64 Pro desktop.  I have seen ads for EaseUS Todo Pctrans, but I’m not sure it will perform as advertised.  I saw a Youtube video that indicated that it did not transfer fully functioning copies of the programs from the old PC to the new PC. It indicated the surefire way was to copy the programs from the old PC’s programs folder to an external hard drive, then copy them to the programs folder on the new PC.  There was however, no mention of going from Win 32 to Win 64.  Just wondering which way would be best at performing this task.  Some of the programs are no longer available to download for Win 10, but I still use them and would like to be able to use them on the new Win 10 64 Pro  PC.

      • #2313989
        Kirsty
        Manager

        video that indicated that it did not transfer fully functioning copies of the programs from the old PC to the new PC

        It’s always best to load software as fresh installs, in my (limited) experience. Additionally, you will probably benefit from installing 64-bit versions of programs, i.e. Browsers etc.

        You will probably also need to source new drivers for your added-on hardware (printers et. al).

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      • #2314000
        Paul T
        AskWoody MVP

        I have always installed from scratch on new PCs and then updated data and settings saved from the old PC. It’s a lot of effort but saves having to fix things that don’t transfer well.

        If you need help, ask…

        cheers, Paul

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      • #2314059
        doriel
        AskWoody Lounger

        What you want is hardly done in Windows, especially when going from 32 bit to 64 bit version. These apps are just too different. I suggest to start from scratch, it will take you less effort and time and you will have less problems. Understand, that you can spend two days trying to figure out, why is not going well and you will end with no output whatsoever.
        Go from scratch and build solid rudiments. EaseUS can say, that it is possible, but dont be naive. Windows do not work as iOS, Windows account is mostly useless and it does not contain your apps, parameters or settings.

        Dell Latitude E6530, Intel Core i5 @ 2.6 GHz, 4GB RAM, W10 1809 Enterprise

        HAL3000, AMD Athlon 200GE @ 3,4 GHz, 8GB RAM, Fedora 29

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