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When migrating to new Windows 11 PCs, you can transfer user profiles and data from your old computer to the new one using various methods. Here are a few options:
Windows Easy Transfer: In previous versions of Windows, Microsoft offered a tool called Windows Easy Transfer to transfer user profiles and data between computers. However, starting with Windows 10, this tool was deprecated and is no longer available. Therefore, it may not be applicable when migrating to Windows 11.
Microsoft Account synchronization: If you use a Microsoft Account to sign in to your Windows 10 PC, you can continue using the same account on your new Windows 11 PC. By signing in with your Microsoft Account during the initial setup process, your profile settings, desktop background, Microsoft Store apps, and some other settings will automatically sync to the new PC.
Manual data transfer: If you want to perform a more selective transfer or have data stored locally, you can manually copy the files and folders from your old PC to the new one using external storage devices such as USB drives or external hard drives. This method allows you to transfer specific files, documents, photos, and other data to your new Windows 11 PC.
User State Migration Tool (USMT): For more advanced users or organizations, the User State Migration Tool (USMT) can be used to migrate user profiles and settings to new Windows 11 PCs. USMT is a command-line tool provided by Microsoft for large-scale deployment scenarios and offers greater flexibility in migrating user profiles.
It’s worth noting that the specific steps and tools available for profile migration may vary depending on the Windows 11 version, updates, and migration scenario. It’s always recommended to refer to Microsoft’s official documentation or support resources for the most up-to-date information and guidance on profile migration when moving to Windows 11.
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