transferring from one Surface to another

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  1. BearFlag

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    If I'm going to have to have my Surface Book replaced, is there an "easy" way to transfer all my data from one Surface to another?

    It will be such a pain to reinstall all my software, settings, internet favorites, etc. and I was just wondering if there is a way I can just transfer a copy of everything to the new device (like a system image or something) without having to reinstall everything.
     
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    If you login with a MS account some your setting are saved with your account. Things like favorites and desktop shortcuts. Programs will have to be reinstalled. I work in IT and we have a standard image that we use with all the enterprise software on the image. We then install specialty software manually. When we purchase a new machine it always comes with the current OS. Because we have the enterprise version of Windows 7 imaging is covered under our licensing agreement. Technically imaging is only allowed with an enterprise license. It's all right to make an image of your system when your getting a new drive on the same pc. The tricky part is taking an image made on one machine and copying it to another.
     
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    I had to recently reset my Surface 3, I had a surface Pro 2 with the same programs installed on both. After the reset I used PC Mover, it cost, but it transferred all my programs without a hitch.
     

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