Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10/11 [New Guide]

Is there an easy transfer for Windows 10? AOMEI Partition Assistant should be the most useful and powerful alternative to Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10, allowing you to migrate Windows system, programs, applications, files, settings, etc from one PC to another effortlessly.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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What is Windows Easy Transfer?

Majority of Windows 10 users are seeking Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10 because it is a reliable file transfer utility developed by Microsoft, which supports the migration of files and settings from an older version of Windows OS to a newer one on Windows Vista/ XP/7/8/8.1. Compared with manual copying, it's more convenient because you can transfer files using an easy transfer cable, a removable media (external hard disk or USB flash drive) or a network.


〓 How to use Windows Easy Transfer:

• Download this program on your old PC.

• Follow the prompts to back up your data.

• Download this program on your new PC.

• Restore the backup to your new PC.

〓 Some limitations of Windows Easy Transfer:

• Does not support file migration from a 64-bit to a 32-bit system.

• Incoming connections over IrDA, serial or parallel ports are not available in Windows Vista and later versions.

• Windows Easy Transfer in Windows 8.1 can only transfer from Windows 7 and 8, but not from Windows Vista or 8.1.

• In Windows 8.1, Windows Easy Transfer only works when using a USB flash drive to migrate.

Windows Easy Transfer is not available in Windows 10

Although Windows Easy Transfer has so many disappointing shortcomings, people still think of using it to transfer files between two PCs. However, what makes people sad is that Windows Easy Transfer is not supported in Windows 10. That is to say, you can't download Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10 64-bit or 32-bit and transfer data to another PC. Thus, for Windows 10 or 11 users, you may need to look for a new tool to easy transfer for Windows 10 or Windows 11.

Best alternative to Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10

Among all third-party tools for Windows easy transfer Windows 10, I highly recommend AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional which is designed for tackling various disk problems and managing partitions better.

In order to let you be more aware of the advantages of AOMEI software, we make a comparison with Window Easy Transfer in terms of five dimensions. Engaged yourself in the table below.

▌ Quick comparison between Windows Easy Transfer and AOMEI Partition Assistant


Windows Easy Transfer

AOMEI Partition Assistant

Operating System Support                             

Windows Vista/ XP/7/8/8.1

Windows 11/10/8/8.1/7/XP/Vista

Items Transferred                   

It does not transfer applications themselves—only files and program settings.   

It can move files, folders, and programs, applications, and even OS.

Transfer Methods                   

An Easy Transfer Cable

A computer network

A USB flash drive or an external hard disk drive.

With the old drive and new drive on the same computer

Download Times Needed



Other Features


Create/format/delete/clone/resize/ move partitions, convert MBR/GPT, wipe hard drive, etc.

From this table, you can clearly draw a conclusion that AOMEI Partition Assistant not only performs easy transfer for Windows 10 but also for all editions of Windows systems. No matter what items you wish to move from one computer to another, AOMEI Partition Assistant is capable of handling the process easily. Blow are more details.

Important: If you can't boot your Windows, this powerful software also offers you a great workaround: make a bootable media, boot from it, and transfer data in WinPE mode.

Download Pro DemoWin 11/10/8.1/8/7/XP
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▌ How to transfer programs and files along with settings from PC to PC

Unlike Windows Easy Transfer, AOMEI software will move your programs and files along with setting from one drive to another drive. Thus, you can save time in setting up a new computer by reinstalling programs one by one.

Step 1. Take out the hard drive where you want to keep your old programs and files from your new computer and connect it to your old PC.

Step 2. Install and run AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional on the original Windows 10 PC, click "Free up" on the top bar, and go to "App Mover".


Step 3. In the new window, you will be given two options. In today's case, we take "App Mover" as an example.


Step 4. In the new window, you will see all disks, and every partition will also be displayed. Select one partition that you want to move applications from and click "Next".


Step 5. Choose the applications you want to move and select new drive as the target location, then click "Move".


Step 6. After reading a warning note, click "OK" to begin the process.

Warning: To ensure the apps run properly on the new place after transferring, please don't move or delete files by yourself in the source and target directories. Just leave it all to the software.


Step 7. Reinstall the target drive on your new PC.

▌ How to transfer Windows OS from PC to PC

One amazing feature of AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is that it is available to migrate OS to a new computer. So you can quickly get used to the new working environment after getting a new PC.

Step 1. Take out the system disk from the new PC, connect it to your original computer and ensure it can be detected. Open AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. Then, click "Migrate OS" from the top panel.


Step 2. Choose an unallocated space on your target disk as the target location. If there is no unallocated space, you can check "I want to delete all partitions on the disk 2 to migrate system to the disk" and then click "Next".


Step 3. In the next window, you could resize partition and modify other settings (including location, and drive letter) of the partition on new disk. If you have no idea, just keep the default settings.


Step 4. Read a note about how to boot from the destination disk, keep it in mind and click "Finish" to continue.


Step 5. You'll be back to the main interface, click "Apply" > "Proceed" and begin migrating OS.


The last thing you should do is to install the new system disk back to the new PC and boot from it.

Tip: If you want to move everything on your hard drive at one time, "Disk Clone Wizard" will give you the best transferring experience.


The era of using Windows Easy Transfer to realize file migration is over. AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional, as the best alternative to Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 10, is becoming most people's choice for its remarkable merits in transferring files. Besides, it has the Server edition for Windows Server users.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.