Need to copy ALL customized settings in Windows & Office applications to new computer

LawrenceCatherine-3151 11 Reputation points

I want an EXACT replica of ALL my current Windows settings on a new computer. I would like ALL my Microsoft Office application settings/customizations replicated also.

I know I can go into each program and export settings but that is extremely time consuming and to be honest, I wouldn't even know where all to look.

I have someone from my IT department that is going to transfer all my files and get me set up on the new computer, but I want all my SETTINGS to be copied also. I do not want to transfer the applications- only the settings/customizations.

I essentially want my new computer to look and function EXACTLY like my current computer without having to change each setting individually.

Is this possible? If so, can someone send me detailed info or a link that I can provide to my IT person? This is a work computer so I don't have admin permissions myself.

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  1. Spigolo 456 Reputation points

    Hi @LawrenceCatherine-3151

    There are pieces of software which can do that.
    In example Macrium Reflect paid version.
    Check with your IT team what they use as a backup solution.

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  2. Limitless Technology 39,471 Reputation points

    Hello @Catherine L,

    Thank you for your question.

    For this purpose there are programs that do the complete cloning of windows and you can transfer it to another computer, programs like: EaseUS Todo Backup

    Talk to your IT department to use this tool or any similar one.

    If the answer was helpful, please don't forget to vote up or accept as an answer,

    Thank you.

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  3. LawrenceCatherine-3151 11 Reputation points

    Thank you- I was hoping there was a built in way to handle this. Thank you all for your input anyway.

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