Windows 10: Transfering windows 10 to new computer

Discus and support Transfering windows 10 to new computer in Windows 10 Updates and Activation to solve the problem; I have a Toshiba Laptop that has a battery that wont charge and the socket for the power supply is very loose. So I don't use that computer anymore. It... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Updates and Activation' started by Frederick Manke, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:57 PM.

  1. Transfering windows 10 to new computer


    I have a Toshiba Laptop that has a battery that wont charge and the socket for the power supply is very loose. So I don't use that computer anymore. It had Windows 8 originally and I did the free upgrade to Windows 10. But now I have another computer that has Windows 8 , upgraded to Windows 8.1 So I would like to install Windows 10 and use the digital license from the laptop I am taking out of service.

    From all that I have read , you cant do that. But I downloaded windows 10 and was going to try that.

    So the question, can I do that and if the install of the download fails can I go back to the Windows 8.1 ?

    :)
     
    Frederick Manke, Dec 2, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  3. New Compute, Windows 10 (upgrade) Activation Transfer

    It depends on how Windows 10 was originally configured on your computer.

    If its a full retail store bought license online or offline, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a retail store bought Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    If its the free upgrade from a OEM preinstalled Windows 7 or Windows 8 license, it is NOT transferable to a new computer or motherboard.

    Learn more about transferring your license:


    Also see if you can reactivate using chat support:

     
    Andre Da Costa, Dec 2, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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  4. rss81 Win User

    Transfering windows 10 to new computer

    transfer files between computers on a home network

    I don't know why this is so hard to do but I would like to transfer files between a desktop PC running windows 10 pro and a laptop running windows 10 home. I would like to transfer files in both directions. Both computers are on the same home network and are connected wirelessly.

    Could some one provide either specific step by step instructions on how to do this (I googled and found a countless list of instructions that don't work)

    or a link to a reference.

    Thanks,

    I don't know if this is possible but it would be nice to see the computer sending the desired file in the explorer file manager of the computer receiving the desired file and then under the computer see a list
    of shared files and folders.

    Again, this seems like such a reasonable way of sharing files and folders. Shouldn't there be a simple way to do this?
     
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