Microsoft is now working on bringing a somewhat similar feature to Windows 11. Announced during the Microsoft Build keynote on Tuesday, “Restore Apps” aims to transfer the setup from one PC to another. The software automatically handles the migration of apps, desktop icons, pinned taskbar apps, and more. Of course, the feature is optional, so manually setting up and configuring a new PC is not off the table.
Setting up a new PC with Restore Apps can be done on a local account, but Microsoft recommends logging into an MS account for “the best results.” For instance, restoring locally only preserves a few Bing Chat conversations, whereas logging in to a Microsoft account allows all 20 interactions to transfer to the new PC.