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 or Windows 8.1 device, note that support has ended and we recommend you move to a Windows 10 PC to stay secure. Learn more about the Windows 7 and Windows 8.1 end of support and how to get Windows. Support for Windows 8.1 ended on January 10, 2023.
Note: If you're looking for info on how to move to Windows 11, see Getting ready for the Windows 11 upgrade.
Step 1: Learn the benefits of a modern Windows 10 PC
Shopping for a new PC? Watch videos about common device-related terms you might come across in your research, including storage types, graphics processing units, and more.
Regular updates are built in to Windows 10, meaning you’ll always have the latest features. Explore what‘s new in the latest Windows updates.
Get customized info about your current Windows 7 PC health and performance with the Guide to Windows app (for Windows 7 devices).
Step 2: Purchase your new PC
For quicker startup times, longer battery life, and more responsive apps, a new PC has you covered. Find a new PC that fits your needs.
Step 3: Sign in with Microsoft to streamline your experience
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 4: 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 following options. We recommend using OneDrive so your files are backed up and protected in the cloud.
Select your current version of Windows to find instructions on how to move your files.
Step 5: Install the programs and apps you love
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.
Need more help?
When you buy a new PC, you may find that devices like printers and scanners need a little extra help. Here's what you need to know.
You can also try using the Get Help app to find what you need. Type “Help” in the search box on your taskbar to get help with resetting a password, setting up a printer, and more.