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Transfer Files and Applications from disabled laptop to New Laptop

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I need assistance please


What I am looking to do is move data and applications over to my new laptop...


The issues are below


My old laptop will not power up due to a bad power button board. i have one ordered, however ASUS's ETA on shipping the board is one month. because of this i went ahead and purchased a new laptop.


system specs are below


Old laptop access setup; Windows log in ( i have my credentials)

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old laptop Specs

Asus Q553

Intel® Core™ i7 6500U Processor, 2.6 GHz

Windows 10 Home

Memory DDR3L 1600 MHz SDRAM, 12 GB

Display 15.6'' 16:9 Full HD (1920x1080)

Graphic NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 940M 2GB DDR3

Storage  2TB SATA 5400 RPM  


New laptop specs

Dell XPS 7590 15

9th Gen Intel® Core™ i7-9750H Processor 2.6GHz

Windows 10 Home

Memory 32GB DDR4 2666MHz RAM

Display 15” Graphics & Video: 4K Ultra HD (3840 x 2160)

4GB NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1650 Graphics

Storage 1TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD


Since I am not able to power up my ASUS i have the hdd in a Nexstar hdd dock attached to the new laptop


It has been eons since i messed around with systems..so i ask what is the best way to bring over my files and some of my applications over to my new system? 


i attach disk mgmt image of the drives

Drive D = old hdd

or does anyone know how to jump start the asus :D


Thank You!!






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You can't just transfer the applications over to another system disk as you would need to overwrite system files, which would then lose the previous data in those files.


Perhaps others can comment, but if the systems are close enough to being the same, you might be able to install the old drive into the new system and use it. If that works (and doesn't mess everything up), you would then have all the data and applications. You might have to reinstall some drivers, if the devices (audio, video, etc) are not all the same. The video isn't the same on both, so the drivers could be different and that is just one aspect.


It would be best to have a complete backup of the drive before attempting this though.

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I would not attempt the old drive in the new computer. They are different computer manufacturers, video, memory, CPU's, and who knows what else. You can transfer your data, pictures, files, etc, BUT not programs (apps).

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