How do I transfer windows AND/OR programs/files to new PC

GetOwnedGaming

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Hi all, I am building a computer for my grandparents, who are getting up in age, and technology is very annoying to them, but they need a new computer. I want the transition to be as seamless as possible, and would also like to save the $100 cost of purchasing windows again. Is there a program so that I can essentially clone the old HDD and put it on the new SSD, keeping all programs, and the OS (windows 10), in the same order as they were on the old PC?

Thank you for all responses. If there is nothing to transfer windows, that's fine, but programs would be essential.

 

Jwpanz

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Yes, there is software out there. You could use Macrium Reflect, Clonezilla, Acronis True Image, and others. Perhaps read this article to get a good perspective: https://www.techradar.com/news/best-disk-cloning-software

You will need a way to connect the new SSD to the source machine (machine your cloning the disk from). You could use this one (or another like it): StarTech.com USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP – SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD - Hard Drive Adapter Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJZJI84/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HVBOBbZSZWXVA

After you clone the disk you will need to physically swap out the drives in the machine. Watch some Youtube videos on the process to get an understanding of how the process works.
 

Jwpanz

Admirable
Yes, there is software out there. You could use Macrium Reflect, Clonezilla, Acronis True Image, and others. Perhaps read this article to get a good perspective: https://www.techradar.com/news/best-disk-cloning-software

You will need a way to connect the new SSD to the source machine (machine your cloning the disk from). You could use this one (or another like it): StarTech.com USB 3.0 to 2.5” SATA III Hard Drive Adapter Cable w/ UASP – SATA to USB 3.0 Converter for SSD/HDD - Hard Drive Adapter Cable https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00HJZJI84/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HVBOBbZSZWXVA

After you clone the disk you will need to physically swap out the drives in the machine. Watch some Youtube videos on the process to get an understanding of how the process works.
 

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