Upgrading Your Computer? What About All of Those Files?

laplinkBuying a new computer is usually an exciting event. Sure, some of us wait until it is an emergency and our old computer is fried. But the rest of us just wait until our old computer is so slow that we are reading entire books waiting for a program to load (or more likely checking all of our email on our smartphone).

The problem when we get a new computer is getting all of your old files moved on to the new computer. Sure, this won’t be a problem in a few years, when we have all moved to the cloud. For right now, though, we have tons of important files, documents, pictures, and more locked up on our business computers. Rather than try to recreate them or move them manually, LapLink has designed PCMover to do the job automatically.

What does Laplink’s PCmover do?

PCmover is the only migration utility that moves programs, files, and settings from your old PC to your new PC. Simply install PCmover on both your old and new computers and go! PCmover will determine which programs, files, and settings need to be moved, and when the transfer is complete, your new computer will have the personality and functionality of your old PC as well as all of its own pre-installed software. Works with almost any Windows operating system.

PCmover can also be used to upgrade your existing PC from Windows XP to Windows 7.  PCmover® Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant™ is a special edition of PCmover that does just this.  Instead of migrating from one PC to another, many users simply desire to upgrade their existing computer to Microsoft’s newest operating system.

What are the benefits of using PCmover when you buy at new PC?

The benefit of PCmover when buying a new PC is the ability move all of your existing programs, files and setting from your old PC to the new. Thus, there is no need to download everything again or worry that you maybe losing something valuable on the old PC.

Is this compatible between different operating systems or versions?

Yes. It depends which OS you are working with.

PCmover Upgrade Assistant can move from Windows XP to Windows 7.

PCmover Professional is compatible with Windows 95 on up.

There is even an edition designed for Netbooks.

Is it difficult to migrate information from one PC to another?

Laplink makes the move from one PC to another seamless.

Why should someone use PCmover and not just copy files over manually?

PCmover makes the move incredibly easy with the Windows Easy Transfer Cable. You can easily pick and choose which programs you’d like to keep. And, if your computer has multiple users, PCmover gives you the option to migrate some or all of the users at once. The security information about file ownership and access control is preserved for each user. You can even use PCmover to migrate your PC to an Intel-based Mac using VMware Fusion, Parallels or Bootcamp.

Bradford Shimp is the publisher of All Business Answers.

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