Why move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

“I bought a new computer, installed with Windows 10. My old computer is Windows 7,but I don’t want to abandon my important files, programs, data on the old PC. Backup them manually will spend too much time. It makes me very confused.” Many computer users may meet this problem after buying a new computer, and you may wander that if there is any easy way to transfer data from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

In this regard, the answer is yes. Absolutely, move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10 can be the most common way to transfer data from the old PC to your new computer. After that, all the data you need will move to your new computer and you can easily access them on your new system.

How to move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10?

To move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you need to take down your old HDD/SSD on your old PC connect it to the new computer in advance. After that, you can move the data on it to your Windows 10 computer. The method of take down the old HDD/SSD and connect it to the new PC is below:

1. Prepare a screwdriver, take down the HDD/SSD on your old Windows 7 computer.

2. Using a SATA cable to connect the old HDD/SSD to the new machine. Then find a power cable on the machine, and connect it to your old HDD/SSD. Like this:

Connect Power Cable

3. On the other side of the SATA cable should be connected to here:

Connect SATA Cable

After that, power on the new computer. And you can migrate all data you need from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The common method of moving data from Windows 7 to Windows 10 is copy and paste. The copy and paste is an easy way to replicate the computer files, and you need to do it manually. So, if data you want to move is small, it can be the most convenient and effective way. But if you want to move large data, it would be a great job. Besides, copy and paste cannot compress large files, that would take a lot of time and occupy a lot of space. Fortunately, there is an easy method for you. You can use a powerful third party data move software to move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10. Here I highly recommend AOMEI Backupper - a magical data move data which provides you many useful functions such as Disk Clone. With this function you can easily transfer data from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10 easily with AOMEI Backupper

AOMEI Backupper Standard is a free edition for Windows computer users. It supports Windows 10/8.1/8/7 and other Windows systems. You can use the feature “Disk Clone” to transfer data from Windows 7 to Windows 10 effectively. The specific steps are as follows:

Step 1. Download, install and run AOMEI Backupper. Click “Disk Clone” under the “Clone” tab.

Disk Clone

Step 2.In the next window, select the source disk you plan to clone (here is your old HDD/SSD - disk2 ) and then click “Next” to continue.

Select Source Disk

Step 3. Next, select the destination disk ( it can be an HDD or SSD, here is the hard drive on your new computer ) and then click “Next”.

Select Destination Disk

Step 4.Then, click “Start Clone” in the next window.

Operation Summary

* If you want to adjust the partitions size or location on the destination disk, you can upgrade to AOMEI Backupper Professional. And click the “Edition partitions on the destination disk” button.

Sector by sector clone: copy all sectors of the disk to the destination disk.

Align partition to optimize for SSD: If your destination disk is SSD, we highly recommend you to tick this option for optimizing the performance of the SSD.

Step 5. Finally, you should wait for the process to complete and click “Finish”.

If you just want to move data for individual partitions on the old PC, you can do partition clone with AOMEI Backupper, too.


Follow these simple steps, you can effectively move data from Windows 7 to Windows 10. AOMEI Backupper should be the best data move software. Besides Disk Clone and Partition Clone, it also provides you many other powerful features, like Manage previous backup images after upgrade, Incremental backup and Differential backup, Back up to USB flash drive, Create Bootable Media and so on.