PCmover Free helps you migrate your files and settings from a logged-on user on one computer to a logged-on user on another, but it does it incredibly slowly.
The program seems to make every part of the setup process as painful as possible. PCmover Free is a huge download at 85MB and comes packed with plenty of toolbars you have to dodge. Even once you've finished installing, you still can't get right to the program's goodies. You have to enter an e-mail address and decline more programs that PCmover Free wants you to download. Once you've completed all of that, the program takes care of everything, itself, but requires some babysitting. Its wizard-like interface is easy to navigate and intuitive but the program takes longer than expected to transfer your files. In order to start the transfer you have to download the program on the second computer, too, and thereby go through the nasty install process all over again. The Windows version on the computer you are transferring to needs to be the same or newer than the version on the old computer. Additionally, if you wish to transfer more than three applications, you will need to upgrade to the paid version of this software.
PCmover Free offers a great idea, but its execution could be improved. With the lengthily installation process and slow performance, it might seem easier to drag and drop files from a USB drive than to use this program. However, if you really, really loathe the idea of setting up a new computer, yourself, this program might help you.
PCmover is Laplink's premier migration utility used by consumers to migrate installed programs, files and settings from an old PC to a new PC automatically. The free version allows users to select up to three applications to transfer from an old PC to a new one.
Now included with PCmover Free, Laplink's ground- breaking 'Free Transfer Assistance' offers a consumer no cost access to migration experts waiting to help over the phone. PCmover Free is the ideal solution for users in need of an easy and complete PC setup process, quickly transferring the PC personality of the logged-in user.
The process is simple. Start by installing PCmover Free on both new and old computers and go! Click through the easy-to-use wizard to select which type of transfer you would like to do. When the transfer is complete your new computer will have the same personality and functionality as your old PC, plus there is no need to reinstall your programs because PCmover does it for you.
PCmover is the easiest way to move into a new PC without leaving anything behind and works with almost any version of Windows. You can even use PCmover to migrate your PC to an Intel-based Mac using VMware Fusion, Parallels or Bootcamp.
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Version 8.0 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.