Moving to a Windows 10 PC

Applies to: Windows 10Windows 7Windows 8.1

Making the move to a new Windows 10 PC? We're happy you're here and we've got you covered.

This guide will help you discover the best Microsoft has to offer and help you transfer your favorite files and apps to your new device so you can get up and running quickly, and get back to doing what you love.

If you're on a Windows 7 device and haven't yet transitioned to Windows 10, you can learn more about the Windows 7 end of support. Then explore your Windows 10 options in Get Windows 10 or choose a new Windows 10 PC

Step 1: Sign in with Microsoft to streamline your experience


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Never forget a password again. Get personal access to all things Microsoft with a single, secure sign-on, plus get free OneDrive storage to help you move your files to your new PC. Good news—if you have an Xbox or Office account, you may already have a Microsoft account. You can also sign in with any email to get started.

Step 2: Bring your files and favorites with you


There's no need to leave your files or browser favorites behind. Bring them with you to your new PC using one of the below options. We recommend using OneDrive so your files are backed up and protected in the cloud.

 

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Step 3: Install the programs and apps you love


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Get all the apps and programs you love, plus discover new ones to help make your life easier, more productive, and more fun. From Office to Outlook to your favorite games, we'll help you find what you need.

Dive in to the best of Windows 10


You're signed in, have transferred your favorites, and have installed your apps. Now learn how to quickly get up and running. You'll find some familiar actions, plus new shortcuts that make things even easier for you.

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