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Windows 7: Migrating a program W7 to W10

01 Nov 2019   #1
brandofamily

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Migrating a program W7 to W10

I have used migration programs/ software to move programs from one computer to another in the past when buying a new computer. Can this be done from a W7 OS to a W10 OS computer?


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01 Nov 2019   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

My wild guess is: not at all or very easily. Concerning the two computers, one with W7, the other with W10: Are the user account names the same, with the same User AppData Local LocalLow, Roaming structure, the same Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData structure, and on and on we could go. Rhetorical question: how does the migration utility handle Registry Hives? I'm thinking, for example, from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Professional with very very similar infrastructure, would migration be much easier. Let's see what others have to say. Last thing, what is the migration utility, what version or edition?
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01 Nov 2019   #3
brandofamily

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RolandJS View Post
My wild guess is: not at all or very easily. Concerning the two computers, one with W7, the other with W10: Are the user account names the same, with the same User AppData Local LocalLow, Roaming structure, the same Program Files, Program Files (x86), ProgramData structure, and on and on we could go. Rhetorical question: how does the migration utility handle Registry Hives? I'm thinking, for example, from Windows 7 Professional to Windows 7 Professional with very very similar infrastructure, would migration be much easier. Let's see what others have to say. Last thing, what is the migration utility, what version or edition?
Based on all your questions I agree it will not work. I don't know much about W10 compared to W7, but I do know some folders get shifted around location wise.
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01 Nov 2019   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

if you use the upgrade mode it will carry over your files/folders/programs.


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Roy
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01 Nov 2019   #5
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

There are some Stand-Alones that can be copied into Program Files or Program Files (x86) and shortcuts manually made and placed wherever desired. Most software past Windows for Workgroups 3.11 has to be installed, data files associated if necessary, and so on. I'm curious, what migration utility did you buy? I still have a license and install EXE for Acronis Migrate Easy - which is for anything prior to Windows XP. Anything past, an unsupported gamble.
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01 Nov 2019   #6
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi, if you use the upgrade mode it will carry over your files/folders/programs.
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Roy, unless I misread the thread, I think OP was wanting to move nonWindows and Windows stuff from Windows 7 computer A over to Windows 10 computer B.
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01 Nov 2019   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

hi @RolandJS

The upgrade works as an update, and copies EVERYTHING currently on your comp.

Still valid as of 10 days ago when i used my old spinner to uipgrade for the future to get the digital licence

Roy
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01 Nov 2019   #8
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
hi, @RolandJS
The upgrade works as an update, and copies EVERYTHING currently on your comp.
Still valid as of 10 days ago when i used my old spinner to uipgrade for the future to get the digital licence
Roy
Are we talking about updating the same single computer, or are we talking about moving stuff from computer A to computer B?
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01 Nov 2019   #9
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Aaaa missed that bit = but its still works

Robocopy or xcopy options might come in handy


Roy
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01 Nov 2019   #10
brandofamily

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I have programs on my current desktop that I have zero way of reinstalling. I am thinking I may need to do a full reinstall to get to W10 since I am having updating issues. Therefore the programs will be lost. I have the same programs on a desktop I use for work. I had a thought that I might migrate them from the laptop to the desktop, but I think that idea falls apart with the move from W7, laptop, to W10, desktop.
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