Want to Change Magento 1.9 to 2.0

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How do I change our Magento 1.9 site to 2.0? This has probably been asked and answered, but, I'm not finding it.
Tim S.
Good morning,

Thanks for your question about changing versions of Magento from 1.9 to 2.0. So, Magento never designed an upgrade path from 1.x.x. to 2.x.x. Magento 2.0 was designed to be a separate version of Magento altogether. So, there's a way to do it, but it's not easy and I don't recommend it. Basically, you would have to export all of your data (customers, products, categories, sales transactions) and then import this into a fresh new installation of Magento. It's a lot of work and there's lots of opportunity for mistakes or errors during the process.

Is there a specific reason you wish to switch major versions of the software?


Tim S
Customer Community Manager