How can I transfer my data and applications from my old computer to a new one?

Episode 1168 (1:04:38)

David from Burbank, CA

David has a Windows 7 Professional Machine and he's about to upgrade his computer. He wants to migrate everything over. Leo says that there is a Windows Migration Assistant, which is currently entitled Windows Easy Transfer. When he runs that, and it'll walk him through it by connecting both computers via Ethernet.

Leo says a better way to do it is to buy an external hard drive and connect it. Then copy his files to that drive. Leo says that even though he can run Windows migration assistant, that will only move his data, bookmarks, etc. He will still have to reinstall his old apps directly from scratch. The chatroom recommends CodeSector's TeraCopy.