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I just bought a new computer - what is the best way to

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I just bought a new computer - what is the best way to transfer all my software, apps and files from my old computer to my new one?
JA: Just to clarify, what's the make and model of your machine, and what operating system are you running?
Customer: old computer is ASUS , new one is HP Pavilion both have Windows 10
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: the new one is in the process of installing one now
JA: Anything else you want the computer expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  Emanuel Flores replied 3 months ago.

Hello,

I see your moving your files from your old computer to a new one.

Perhaps I can be of assistance?

Expert:  Emanuel Flores replied 3 months ago.

In your situation, the only thing you can transfer over from your old computer to your new one is the files but not the apps or the software you were using.

On your new computer you have to install as new the apps or software.

Expert:  Emanuel Flores replied 3 months ago.

If you have purchased these apps or software then it shouldn't be too difficult to reinstall them on your new computer.

Expert:  Emanuel Flores replied 3 months ago.

As for a best way to transfer your files from your old computer to your new one, you can copy your files onto a USB Flash Drive or even an external HDD. Once done, you can connect either one on to your new computer and store them.