How to Migrate from older versions of Windows to Windows 10 & 11 using Data Migration Software
Microsoft has officially discontinued all support for Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 as of January 2023. Now that these operating systems are as obsolete as Windows XP, you should move on to Windows 10 or Windows 11 as soon as possible for a number of reasons.
Why You Should Move to Windows 10 or Windows 11
Microsoft’s End of Life announcement doesn’t exactly mean that older versions of Windows will stop working on your PC. However, you won’t be getting any more updates, bug fixes, security patches, and so on. This puts you at risk to get your PC infected by new malware, means there won’t be any new features, and puts your files at risk. Moreover, soon your favorite software will stop working, so you’ll have trouble installing new software. In short, upgrading to Windows 10 or Windows 11 is in your best interest.
But how do you move all your stuff, like files, folders, software, settings and user profiles to a new PC? Getting all that to the new computer manually will take days and may not work well. In this post, we’re going to share with you a tool called FastMove – a data migration app that makes transferring from one PC to another fast and simple.
How to Move Everything to Windows 10 or Windows 11
FastMove is an amazing lightweight Windows program that can transfer everything from your old Windows computer to your new Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC. It can move users, settings, software, drivers, and files and folders in just a couple of clicks. The best part is that FastMove supports Windows 7, 8, 10 and Windows 11 (32-bit and 64-bit systems), so if you have a 32-bit Windows laptop and want to move everything to a new 64-bit Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC, FastMove will do the job.
And now let’s see how to migrate from older versions of Windows to Windows 10 or Windows 11 with FastMove.
First of all, download FastMove and install it on both the older Windows PC and Windows 10 or Windows 11 PCs.
When it’s installed, open FastMove on your old Windows PC. This is what you’ll see:
Choose “Old Computer” and the way you want to migrate data, over a network or offline using an external hard drive. If you choose “Online migration”, you’ll see this screen:
The info you see here will help you to connect FastMove to your Windows 10 or Windows 11 computer.
Now go to the Windows 10 or Windows 11 PC, open FastMove and choose “New Computer”. Then repeat the steps – select the way you want to migrate. If you choose “Online Migration”, FastMove will most likely identify the source PC automatically. Alternatively, enter the source PC’s IP address manually:
When both computers are set up, FastMove will look the same on both PCs:
Now you can start migrating data from the older Windows PC to Windows 10 or Windows 11! It’s really easy – simply select what you want to move (users, software, drivers, custom files, browser favorites, or sync folders locally and remotely), and follow the prompts. The app will move all compatible software, drivers and settings, so you won’t have to worry about compatibility problems.
Launch the migration and wait for FastMove to do its job. No further action is required on your part.
As you can see, migrating from an older Windows PC to Windows 10 or Windows 11 using FastMove couldn’t be easier.
FastMove automates this process, allowing you to transfer everything you need quickly and easily. It also has the added benefit of ensuring that all of your files and settings are transferred correctly, which can save you a lot of headaches and potential data loss. Overall, FastMove is a valuable tool that can save you a lot of time and effort when transitioning to a new computer.