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How to Transfer Microsoft Store with Games, Apps to New Computer.

Question How do I transfer Microsoft Store games, apps to another computer.

"Can I transfer games that I bought in the Microsoft Store from one computer to another one? I tried to copy the games from Settings -> Apps to a flash drive and put them into a new computer.

But when I was going to copy the game folder and paste it on the new PC, it warned that 'Your organization does not allow you to place this file here'. What can I do to move and transfer Microsoft Store games, apps to another computer?"

As its advertisement, Microsoft Store nearly includes everything such as applications, games, software, media player, etc., that you need for daily life and jobs. Most Windows users may have installed useful applications and even purchased games from the Store.

However, some of you may have experienced this issue that when you bought a new computer, you'll have to re-download and re-install those software, applications again. For some purchased games, users have to purchase again on the new computer.

It will take a lot of time and energy for doing so. Is it possible to transfer Microsoft Store with installed games, apps to a new computer? Yes.

Read on and go through the process, you'll learn how to accomplish the transferring task.

Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.

Preparations Things you need for the transferring.

Here is something you need for transferring desired applications like Microsoft Store and games, applications to a new PC:

1. Two PCs or Laptops, using the same network or under the same LAN. 2. Download and install EaseUS PC transfer software on both PCs.

EaseUS recently updated its PC transfer software - EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

One of the new features supports users to transfer Microsoft Store with installed applications, games to another PC without reinstallation.

Here are some detail features that you may like for file, application transferring in this software:

Support All Windows OS:

Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista, Windows Server 2019/2016/2012/2008/2002.

Support PC to PC Transfer:

Transfer files, software, applications and games from one PC to another PC without reinstallation.

Support Application Transfer:

100+ types of applications can be transferred, including Outlook, Office, Adobe, Thunderbird, Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Store, Skype, etc.

Support to Change Installed Software Location:

Transfer installed software from C drive to another local drive, freeing up C drive space.

If you prefer a free tool, EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free can help. It supports to transfer two apps and 500MB files for free.

If the applications and data that you need to transfer have exceeded the limit, you'll need to use the trial version and upgrade it for unlimited usage with an activation key.

You can click the button here to get EaseUS Todo PCTrans for unlimited transferring capacity now:

Support Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP.

After the download, you can follow the next part to transfer Microsoft Store with all installed games to a new computer.

Turorial Transferring Microsoft Store with Games, Apps to a New PC.

Now, you can follow through the process on your two PCs to accomplish the transferring process:

Step 1. Connect two computers in the same LAN.

On both the source computer and the target computer, run EaseUS Todo PCTrans. On the source computer, navigate to the "PC to PC" mode, and click "PC to PC".

Click and check the verification code on the right top of the "PC to PC" main screen on the target PC.

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Step 2. Choose Microsoft Store to transfer.

After a stable connection, hover your mouse over "Applications" and click "Edit".

Choose the Microsoft Store program and click "Finish".

Step 3. Start Microsoft Store transfer.

Now go on clicking "Transfer". EaseUS Todo PCTrans will start immediately to transfer the Store to from the original computer to a new one.

Follow-Up Make Transferred Microsoft Store, Games, Apps to Work.

When the transferring process finishes, you can try to go through below tips to make transferred games, apps work:

1. Restart the new PC.

By restarting the PC, Windows OS will keep the changes. Try to open the Microsoft Store with transferred games and apps.

2. Certify your account.

If the transferred games and applications require certification, enter your accounts with the password for the games and apps.

3. Re-sign in with your Windows Account.

If Microsoft requires you to enter the Windows Account, do as the request.

After following through the process, you’ll be able to use Windows Microsoft Store and transferred games, applications on the new PC again.

How to Play Windows PC Games on a Mac.

“PC gaming” has traditionally meant Windows gaming, but it doesn’t have to. More new games support Mac OS X than ever, and you can play any Windows game on your Mac.

There are many ways you can play those Windows PC games on your Mac. After all, Macs have been standard Intel PCs that come with a different operating system preinstalled since 2006.

Native Mac Gaming.

Like Linux, Mac OS X has gained more and more PC gaming support over the years. In the old days, you’d have to look elsewhere for Mac games. When the rare game was ported to Mac, you’d have to purchase the Mac-only version to run it on your Mac. These days, many of the games you already own probably have Mac versions available. Some game developers are more cross-platform than others — for example, all of Valve’s own games on Steam and Blizzard’s games on Battle.net support Mac.

The big digital PC gaming storefronts all have Mac clients. You can install Steam, Origin, Battle.net, and the GOG.com Downloader on your Mac.

If you’ve purchased a game and it already supports Mac, you should have access to the Mac version immediately. If you purchase the game for Mac, you should have access to the Windows version, too. Even games available outside of storefronts may offer Mac versions. For example, Minecraft supports Mac, too. Don’t underestimate the games available for Mac OS X itself.

Boot Camp.

While more games support Mac OS X than ever, many games still don’t. Every game seems to support Windows — we can’t think of a popular Mac-only game, but it’s easy to think of popular Windows-only games.

Boot Camp is the best way to run a Windows-only PC game on your Mac. Macs don’t come with Windows, but you can install Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp and reboot into Windows whenever you want to play these games. This allows you to run Windows games at the same speeds they’d run at on a Windows PC laptop with the same hardware. You won’t have to fiddle with anything — install Windows with Boot Camp and your Windows system will work just like a typical Windows system.

Steam In-Home Streaming.

The problem with Boot Camp is that it uses your Mac’s hardware. Macs with slower integrated graphics won’t be able to run demanding PC games well. If your Mac has a small hard drive, you may not be able to install both Windows and a huge game like the 48 GB PC version of Titanfall alongside Mac OS X.

If you already have a Windows PC — ideally a gaming PC with powerful enough graphics hardware, enough CPU power, and a big hard drive — you can use Steam’s in-home streaming feature to stream games running on your Windows PC to your Mac. This allows you to play games on your MacBook and do the heavy-lifting on your PC, so your Mac will stay cool and its battery won’t drain as quickly. You do have to be on the same local network as your Windows gaming PC to stream a game, so this isn’t ideal if you want to play PC games while away from your Windows desktop.

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Other Options.

There are other ways to play PC games on a Mac, but they have their own problems:

Virtual Machines : Virtual machines are often the ideal way to run Windows desktop applications on your Mac, as you can run them on your Mac desktop. if you have Windows programs you need to use — perhaps a program you need for work — a virtual machine is very convenient.

However, virtual machines add overhead. This is a problem when you need your hardware’s maximum performance to run a PC game. Modern virtual machine programs have improved support for 3D graphics, but 3D graphics will still run much more slowly than they would in Boot Camp.

If you have older games that aren’t too demanding on your hardware — or perhaps games that don’t require 3D acceleration at all — they may run well in a virtual machine. Don’t bother trying to install the latest PC games in a virtual machine.

Wine : Wine is a compatibility layer that allows you to run Windows software on Mac and Linux. Given that it’s open-source and has no help from Microsoft, it’s amazing it works as well as it does. However, Wine is an incomplete product and is not perfect. Games may fail to run or you may experience bugs when running them under Wine. You may need to do some tweaking to get games working properly, and they may break after Wine updates. Some games — especially newer ones — won’t run no matter what you do.

Wine is ideal only when you’re running one of the few games it properly supports, so you may want to research it ahead of time. Don’t use Wine expecting it to run any Windows program you throw at it without bugs or tweaking.

DOSBox : DOSBox is the ideal way to run old DOS applications and games on Windows, Mac OS X, or Linux. DOSBox won’t help you run Windows games at all, but it will allow you to run PC games written for DOS PCs before Windows existed.

Games are becoming more cross-platform all the time. Valve’s SteamOS helps here, too. Games that run on SteamOS (or Linux, in other words) need to use OpenGL and other cross-platform technologies that will work just as well on a Mac.

How do I download PC games from the Microsoft Store?

Microsoft has been focusing its gaming efforts for a long while on the Xbox One, neglecting the potential that Windows offers for presenting and selling PC games. In Windows 10, Microsoft has finally managed to bring all their distribution platforms together in one place, in the Microsoft Store , making it a centralized distribution point for both PC and console games. This means that you can purchase some games once, on either Xbox One or your Windows 10 PC, and you can play them on both platforms. The bonus of getting games from the Microsoft Store is the enhanced security that Microsoft offers. If you are ready for your Windows 10 gaming adventure, let's find out how to get games from Microsoft Store :

Step 1: Make sure that you have a Microsoft account.

To access and download games from the Microsoft Store , you need to authenticate in Windows 10 with a Microsoft account. If you are using services such as Xbox Live, OneDrive, Outlook.com or Office 365, you already have one. If you do not have a Microsoft account , you can create one by accessing the sign-up page.

For the full details on the account creation process, read How to create a Microsoft account with or without a Microsoft e-mail address. Once you have created your Microsoft account , we encourage you to add it to Windows 10 and use it as your user account.

Step 2: Start the Microsoft Store.

Once you have a Microsoft account and have signed into Windows 10 with that account, get inside the Microsoft Store . By default, the Microsoft Store has shortcuts available in the Start Menu and on the taskbar. We have highlighted below the three shortcuts that you should see in Windows 10.

Besides games, the Microsoft Store can be used to access a lot more content. Read this tutorial to learn 10 things you can do in the Microsoft Store for Windows 10.

Step 3: Browse the games available in the Microsoft Store.

When you open the Microsoft Store app, the first screen shown is the Home one. Since you are interested in games, click or tap Games in the menu on the top. Here you see lists with Top paid games, New PC games, Best selling games, Top free games, and so on. To see all the games available. choose "Browse all games."

The Microsoft Store library of games is quite extensive, so you might want to narrow down the games displayed by the app. Click or tap More filters to see all the available options.

The Microsoft Store has seven filters available as drop-down menus. As long as you continue looking for games on your Windows 10 device, you need to leave The Departments one set on Games and the Available on set on PC . The other five filters are Charts (like best free or paid games), Category, Number of players, PEGI (for ratings) and Capabilities (like Cross-platform multiplayer or 4k Ultra HD) .

If you have an idea about a game you want to install, you can search for it in Microsoft Store .

Open the search box by clicking on the magnifying glass in the top-right corner, and type your keywords. Microsoft Store offers you immediately a

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list of suggestions. Select one of them or, if you want more search results, click or tap the magnifying glass.

To see the full list of games that match your search keywords, click or tap Show all, next to the Games section header.

If you are looking for suggestions of games that you can find in Microsoft Store , read Best 20 free games to download for Windows 10, from the Microsoft Store.

Step 4: Download and install games from the Microsoft Store.

Once you have found the game that you want to install, click or tap on its title to display its page. The Windows 10 games from the Microsoft Store are either free or paid. If you want to download a free game, click or tap the Get button.

If you are interested in a game that you have to purchase, Microsoft Store lists the price and a Buy button. Click or tap on it and follow the purchasing process. You have to provide payment details like your credit card or PayPal account so that the purchase can be made.

Once you have completed the purchase, the download and then the installation is performed. Microsoft Store keeps you updated on the status using a progress bar.

Step 5: Run the game(s) that you downloaded from the Microsoft Store.

When the installation is finished, the Microsoft Store offers you the option to open the game right away with a Play button.

In the future, you do not need to come back to Microsoft Store to open your game. You can find it in your Start Menu . A shortcut is added automatically in the list of apps.

Do you find the games that you like in Microsoft Store?

Microsoft Store has an extensive library of games that can be played on Windows 10 systems. They range from multiplayer games to shared/split screen ones and from action games to adventure or sports. Do you find the games that you like in Microsoft Store ? Leave us a comment with your preferences and let's discuss.

Downloading a purchased game on a new pc.

Thanks for your post. I understand you are looking to install your previous purchase of Minecraft for Windows 10. As long as you are signed into the Microsoft account you used to redeem your code, you will be able to download the game without repurchase. Check out: Installing Games on Windows 10.

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If you are trying to find where to download it you can go to Xbox anywhere games.

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Make sure you are signed in with the same Microsoft Account email as the one you used to redeem the Windows 10 Edition back then.

If you use the same Microsoft Account, simply open the Windows 10 Store app, click on the three dots menu in the upper right, and go to your Library.

There you should find Minecraft in the list. Simply click it to download it from there for free.

Sharing Games downloaded in Main account with Family Members.

I recently setup my profile which is the main one in Win10. I downloaded tons of games for my kids. However I only created their account afterwards, so I would like to know how to share these games with them, without having to download them all over again and so that they can access them via their own account?

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To understand the issue better, I would like to know how did you downloaded the games using Windows store or CD/online?

Please visit the below link on Keep your kids safer on the PC and try the steps.

Hope it helps. If you need further assistance with Windows, let us know and will be glad to help.

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Thanks for your prompt response! I have downloaded / purchased all games via the store. I will look at the link and advise.

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When your kids sign in with their own accounts, they have the freedom to personalize their desktop and explore apps and games. You don't have to share the games that are being installed.

Family features can help you make sure that they aren't running into anything that's inappropriate for them to see online. You can also set screen time limits to make sure they're balancing their time wisely, and get activity reports about the websites they're visiting, what they're searching for, and what apps and games they're using.

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Setting limits on the apps and games your child's allowed to use is similar to setting their website restrictions: you can set an age-based rating level so that your kids can use apps and games that are rated appropriately for their age, but not apps that are too mature for them or don't have an age rating. You can also allow or block specific, individual titles.

Kids can ask your permission if they want to use a blocked app or play a blocked game, and you can respond to permission request from your email, directly from your child's activity report, or by signing in to the device your child is using and granting approval right then and there.

Hope this information is helpful. Please post in case you have any further issues, I will be glad to help you further.

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