In today’s world we keep on upgrading to a newer machine with the passage of time and this also means that one need to move the data from older machine to the newer ones. While there are many ways doing this, it is most likely that some of the data will be lost during the transition or the migration might have compatibility issues. Typical machine cloning software works, but only to a certain extent. Enter, Transwiz User Profile Transfer Wizard, a simple and powerful tool that helps you move your personal stuff from one machine to another without much of a hassle and yes, it is a freeware.
Migrate User Profile in Windows
Transwiz User Profile Transfer Wizard zips your existing data and settings into a standard file. Needless to say, the file must be copied to the new device and the archive unpacked. The wizard will automatically restore your entire profile and will also rename the new computer and join it to a domain if necessary. Transwiz supports user profile data from Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 to machines running Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10.
Choosing restore will ask you for a backup Zip file while backing up will ask you for the profile you need to backup. There does exist one caveat, though, in order to back up your profile you need to log out and sign in with other profile. In case you are just using single User account on the PC, the TransWiz requires you to create another user.
Once the profile is successfully backed up we will be left with a backup file in Zip format. The file can be carried in a pen drive or even a DVD. Other notable features include the ability to convert XP user profiles to Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10, supports multi-language, the backup file is a standard Zip, can also backup additional folder locations and it is a freeware. In case you need a much more improvised and sophisticated version for organizational use the Transwiz Professional Edition is a good bet.
The features of the free version are:
- Migrate user profiles with a simple wizard interface
- Join computers to all Windows domains
- Join a workgroup
- Delete local accounts
- Disable local accounts
- Migrate from an existing Windows network, a Novell network, or from no network at all.
Transwiz free download
You can download Transwiz from here. The Personal Edition of User Profile Wizard is free to download. It works with Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP computers.