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How to: Easy Transfer to Windows 11

Easy Transfer to Windows 11

In this article, we will see how to use Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer to transfer your profile, settings, documents, pictures, music, movies, favorites, wallpaper and other stuff to your new Windows 11.

Windows Easy Transfer was originally included in Windows 7, and allowed users to do a transfer from their old computer to a new one. It was not always easy, and would only transfer some of the files (without programs), but it was definitely better than nothing. In Windows 11, Easy Transfer is no longer available out-of-the-box. Fortunately, Microsoft community offers a great Windows Easy Transfer wizard alternative, as you will see below.

Note: this guide relates to a transfer from one computer to another computer running Windows 11. If you are upgrading to Windows 11 in-place, on the same physical computer, please see Windows 11 Upgrade guide.

How to use Windows Easy Transfer on Windows 11

  1. Run Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer on your current computer (the one you are transferring from).
    Note: You can get Windows Easy Transfer for Windows 11 here. It transfers your documents and settings. If you also want to transfer programs to your new Windows 11 PC, you should use Zinstall WinWin instead – it transfers everything you have, including programs.
  2. Run Zinstall Windows Easy Transfer on the new Windows 11 computer.
    1. You don’t need to do any configurations for the computers to connect – it’s automatic
    2. If the computers are already connect to same internet router, same Internet connection, or same wireless connection, you don’t need anything else
    3. If the computers are not connected at all, connect them with a network / Ethernet cable
  3. If you’d like to select which files you want to transfer, press the Advanced menu. If you just want to transfer everything, you don’t need to go to the Advanced menu.
  4. Press “Go” on the Windows 10 computer to start the transfer.

Depending on the amount of data you have, and your connection speed, the transfer may take a couple of hours – but you don’t have to “sit and stare” at it, as it will complete automatically.

IMPORTANT: If you want not only your files, but also your programs, you can transfer programs as well. For that, use Zinstall WinWin here.

Video tutorial – Easy Transfer for Windows 11