Interesting! I'm a big fan of Easeus, having used their backup and partitioning programs for several years. I'd never heard of the PCtrans program before coming across your post, so I've downloaded it and started testing with it. The first things I've noticed are that there's some learning curve with it. It's hard to tell whether it's doing anything until you notice the little spinning circles. That takes a while because it looks at all your data. The next thing I noticed is that the free version says it will only migrate two applications, but for $49.95 they'll be happy to sell you the Pro version. The Pro version does have a free trial, but I haven't tried that yet. The third thing I've found is that when I ran it in a 65GB Windows 7 partition, it says I have 1742GB of data! Either this is a serious bug or it's looking at my 3TB external hard drive. I haven't seen any way to tell it just to look at my C: drive, is that possible? I'm about to try it with Windows 8.1, we'll see what happens with that.
Having just migrated from a Windows 7 laptop to a new laptop with Windows 10, I did it the old fashioned way. I just copied my data to a flash drive, reinstalled my programs, and copied my data back in. I did use export/import for my e-mail and contacts with Windows Live Mail and my Comcast account.
Bottom line, if you know what you're doing (and I know a lot of folks don't), it's easier to do what I just did, and it'll save you $50 too. YMMV.
Edit: OK, here's new info on PCtrans. You click the pen & paper icons to change defaults for applications and data, one note pad for each. For data you get a list of drives where you can uncheck the extra partitions and drives. Now if you have more than 2 applications, nothing will happen until you click the pad for them and uncheck all but 2 of them. I selected Office 2007 and Quicken 2013 to migrate, and bingo it took off and started creating the resulting 35GB image file. I did notice that it copied a lot of stuff out of Windows folders like Program Files, Windows, Users, etc. which I find scary. I don't want that stuff going into the corresponding Windows 10 folders! So once again I'll just say I believe it's much safer, cheaper, and no more difficult to do what I did. As before YMMV.
Edited by Niweg, 14 January 2016 - 04:16 PM.