If it is definitely included in a stable version, you will be able to migrate data to a new Windows computer in just a few minutes.
It can be somewhat boring and tedious to have to buy a new computer because then we have to install once again all those applications, games and configurations that have cost us so much for months, and it seems that Microsoft has a solution.
If you have a Mac, you know that it has a kind of data migration process, which allows you to basically clone an old Mac computer to new hardware in a matter of minutes.
Microsoft seems to be working on a similar feature, but for Windows 11, just like revealed in the recent Microsoft Build and specifically talking about the functionality called “restore applications”.
Basically this app restore feature automatically handles migration of apps, desktop icons, taskbar pinned apps and much more, in an optional feature, which you will probably be able to use soon.
This is how the migration would work
This kind of migration from an old Windows computer to a new one that you have bought can be done from a local account or by logging into a Microsoft account.
Those in Redmond recommend doing this migration through a Microsoft account for best results.
On the other hand, it should be clarified that documents, files and photos will only be transferred if there is a backup copy in OneDrive.
This is a feature still in beta and being tested by Windows Insiders, and it is unknown if it could definitely reach the stable version in the coming months.
It’s one of those experimental features that might fall through the cracks, but since Apple is already using it for its Macs, Microsoft will definitely include it in the future. Windows 11.