Windows 10: Back up and restore to a new computer

Discus and support Back up and restore to a new computer in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Good afternoon, I just purchased a new computer and would like to back up my present one and transfer it all to the new computer -- transferring as... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by PierreDINCELLI, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Back up and restore to a new computer


    Good afternoon,

    I just purchased a new computer and would like to back up my present one and transfer it all to the new computer -- transferring as much as I can, such as all files and folders, apps and programs if possible etc.

    Can I use the back up (backing up on an external drive) and then restore via windows restore on the new computer?

    Thank you for the assistance. If the above is not the best way, any suggestion (simple)?

    Pierre

    :)
     
    PierreDINCELLI, Dec 13, 2019
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    Restoring Windows 10 Image using Macrium Reflect


    In addition to the above. Here's my suggestion in step by step.
    I assume you have Macrium Installed in your current HD and already made a backup copy.
    1. Connect your new HD via USB port and boot up.
    2. Run Macrium, click on Restore tab then select the Backup Image that you made to restore
    3. click on "select a different target disk" then select your new HD as destination

      Back up and restore to a new computer [​IMG]
    4. Proceed to restore then Shutdown and disconnect the old HD and replace with the new HD
    5. Boot up with your new HD.
     
    topgundcp, Dec 13, 2019
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  3. Rey Cam Win User
    Having trouble restoring from a windows 10 backup to a new computer

    Hi Tim,

    You can restore files from a backup from another computer by following the steps below:

    • Select the Start button, then select Control Panel >
      System and Maintenance > Backup and Restore.
    • Choose Select another backup to restore files from, and then follow the steps in the wizard. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

    This files will be restored in a folder having the "Username" of the one who created the file. To find the restored files:

    • Select the Start button, then select Computer.
    • Double-click the icon of the drive that the files are saved on, for example
      C:\.
    • Double-click the Users folder. You will see a folder for each user account.
    • Double-click the folder for the user name that was used to create the backup. The restored files will be in the various folders based on where they were located originally.

    After performing the steps, kindly share with us the result.
     
    Rey Cam, Dec 13, 2019
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  4. Back up and restore to a new computer

    System Restore Error 0x81000203

    Good day,

    We can see here that you are having issues performing system restore on your computer. Having said that, we need to determine the cause of this problem. Before we proceed, may we know the following:

    • Any changes made on the computer prior to this concern?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried so far?
    • Are you getting any error messages when trying to perform system restore? If so, can you send us a screenshot?
      Note: Please do not include any personal information.
    • Have you performed all the suggested troubleshooting steps found on this thread?
     
    Desiree Yau, Dec 13, 2019
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