Windows 10: Best way to set up a new PC to match existing old PC - possible?

Discus and support Best way to set up a new PC to match existing old PC - possible? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; My current PC (Win 10) has 4G RAM and is +10 yrs old. According to Google the RAM is not upgradeable. I am considering upgrading to a new PC. All my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Jeddie, Nov 15, 2019.

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    Best way to set up a new PC to match existing old PC - possible?


    My current PC (Win 10) has 4G RAM and is +10 yrs old. According to Google the RAM is not upgradeable. I am considering upgrading to a new PC.

    All my music/photos/documents are backed up via MR to external HDD.

    I am dreading setting up a new PC. There is so much stuff to download & then setup;

    • All my apps and their settings
    • Chrome Brower and extensions
    • Windows settings (Themes, Network, etc)
    • File history settings
    • Controlled folder settings
    • Microsoft Office 2016
    • etc

    Is there an easy way? Guess I can’t use my system image from old PC and use it on new PC?
    Or do I just have to start from scratch on the new PC?

    How do you guys do this?

    :)
     
    Jeddie, Nov 15, 2019
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  2. Windows 10 License question - New PC and old computer still exists.

    Hi Microsoft Community!

    I'm in the process of assembling a new PC and am going to give the old PC to my younger brother. I want to transfer my existing license to the new computer and if possible "de-license" the old one. These are the particulars:

    • My Windows 10 license was purchased on the Microsoft website and originally activated with a product key.
    • I still have this product key.
    • I have since formatted the PC and after re-installing Windows 10 the activation is now with a digital license.
    • I prefer using local accounts on my PC and thus haven't created a Microsoft account enabled user.

    My question is how to best go about transferring the license? Can I just format the old PC and activate my license on the new PC with the product key? If I do that will I get a problem when my brother installs Windows on the old computer again, since it
    now has a digital license?

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Daniel Door, Nov 15, 2019
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    GordonMontney, Nov 15, 2019
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  4. Best way to set up a new PC to match existing old PC - possible?

    Beginner – Transferring files from old PC to new PC, both running windows 10.

    I'm trying to find a solution in layman terms please.

    Bought a new PC running windows 10, my existing PC runs windows 10 and I just want to transfer everything from old to new machine – what is the best way to do this so that when I go to my new PC it's effectively set up the same as my old PC?

    I use Microsoft Outlook 2013 for my email and I'm about to buy a copy of office 2016.

    I intend to use windows 10 backup to copy my files to an external drive on my old PC, can I then use this backup to restore the files to my new PC?

    Also, can anyone suggest a good antivirus/malware program to run on my old PC to make sure not taking any "problems" with me?

    All help gratefully appreciated.
     
    Gary Gary Gary, Nov 15, 2019
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