PCmover Free

PCmover Free

Editors' Rating:
3
Good
Average User Rating:
1.5
out of 4 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
8.0
File Size:
85.25MB
Date Added:
May 27, 2013
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
10,722
Downloads Last Week:
70
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Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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.

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    "Only transferred data files & one useless program"

    April 25, 2014   |   By Ozunkel

    Version: PCmover Free 8.0

    Pros

    Installed and ran without a hitch but did not work as promised to move programs from XP to Windows 7

    Cons

    Transferred data files - mp3's, images (jped,png) etc
    No cad, cam, photo editing, music making or editing, Windows Office or other applications transferred.
    Amazingly it found a four year old Norton antivirus (way out of subscription) and transferred it! Suddenly my new windows 7 keeps asking me to renew. (I stay away from Norton now)
    Took 12.5 hours to transfer 20 Gb using wireless.

    Summary

    All the blurb on Laplinks website about
    "Upgrade your current PC to a newer version of Windows OS leaving nothing behind; no need to transfer data to/from external storage and no need to reinstall applications"
    "PCmover professional for XP users only
    Transfer all of your selected programs, files and settings to your new Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 PC."
    Waste of money and time.

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