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PCmover Professional

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 60 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.20.636
  • Total Downloads:
    24,555
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 20, 2015
  • Price:
    Purchase; $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    73.44MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    102
  • Platform:
    Windows

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5 stars

"PCmover makes computer upgrade a piece of cake"

February 07, 2015  |  By drslocum

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.20.636

Pros

Clean, easy to understand user interface

Simple, easy to follow instructions

Comes up with an exhaustive list of files, software and settings, from which you can pick and choose what you want to transfer.

When you're done with the transfer, software that was transferred runs perfectly. No need to find the product registration key and reenter it. This by itself makes PCmover well worth the cost.

Little things like user account profile picture and desktop wallpaper also get transferred to the new computer. When you start the new computer up, it looks nearly identical to your old computer.

The transfer process works between different operating system versions. I used it to transfer files, software and settings from a Windows 7 laptop to a Windows 8.1 laptop.

Cons

One (very) small con is that there are a few things that PCmover says it can't transfer. But for me these were minor things that I was able to take care of myself in only an hour or two of time. I even hesitate to call this a "con" since it was so minor.

Summary

I have had the "pleasure" of upgrading and/or reinstalling operating systems and software on several computers over the years. The process was always very lengthy and prone to mistakes or other issues. I tried PCmover for the first time to transfer my daughter's files, software, and settings from her old and dying Windows 7 laptop to her new Windows 8.1 laptop. I initiated the process on a Saturday night, and it had completed successfully by early the next morning. Normally I would have spent several days getting everything reinstalled and in good working order, and our daughter would have spent some time in setting up her personal preferences, such as account settings, desktop wallpaper, etc. This time, though, this was all taken care of for us by PCmover. Of course, the real test was when our daughter started using the new machine. It has been one month now, and she has had absolutely no issues. She hasn't had to go back and look up anything on the old laptop even once. I used Laplink's SafeErase software today to wipe her old laptop clean. Overall I am very pleased with this first experience using PCmover. I will definitely plan on using it again for future computer upgrades.

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1 stars

"Run Away from this company"

December 29, 2014  |  By blamb060457

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.20.636

Pros

none that I can find

Cons

Was told by sales/customer support that Office would come over in the process. I also mentioned that I did not have the authentication key as it was installed buy a repair facility after a hard dive crash. The assured me that there would be no issue. But of course it now requires me input the key which I don't have making this software a totally useless purchase as I now have to buy Office. Don't waste you money!

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5 stars

"Great Document and Settings Transfer frm WinXP to Win8"

September 22, 2014

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

This application picks up most of the settings that make a Windows XP comfortable in front of their computer and it makes those settings native to a Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 environment.

Cons

This is not a perfect or seamless transfer. Some files may be locked at the source Windows XP computer or otherwise unreadable or the transfer apparatus may relocate files to a logical (but not obvious) new location in the new directory hierarchy of Windows 8.1. There may still be growing pains with the upgrade but this application definitely reduces the agony.

Summary

FIVE STAR PLUS... ...OUTSTANDING!!! Its always nice when an application delivers exactly what it promises. With as many incarnations of Windows as there are between XP and 8.1, I was sure I was in for a traumatic upgrade. As a sole-practitioner lawyer, technology upgrades are a dreaded thing (all cost and little return with a lot of short term pain). Laplink, thank you for taking the sting out of transferring my files and settings across these two platforms. And your application completed the transfer in half the time I thought it would take! Cudos to you and to Microsoft for making this service available through their trusted domain (search on 'windows xp transfer-your-data'

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5 stars

"Great experience"

April 14, 2014  |  By goodman657

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None. Worked very well and had no problems

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5 stars

"Laplink PC Mover is awesome!"

March 31, 2014  |  By amirrie

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

We loved Laplink PC Mover! Here at TutorTutors.com we use the computer all the time, so when Microsoft alerted us on our computer XP here last week to move all the files and the programs because their XP support is ending in a couple of weeks - it suggested to us to use Laplink, to move all those important student and tutor files and registration pages. So, we hurried last week and implemented this wonderful program Laplink PC Mover to move all our files and folders to our new Windows 8 computer. It took several hours but it went without a hitch! Thank you so much PC Movers!!! :)

Cons

No cons! It was perfect!

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5 stars

"From windows7 32 bit to new windows8.1computer; worked!"

March 31, 2014  |  By TexasRebel2

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Followed instructions to the letter and it worked using the proved ethernet cable. Finished in less than 6 hours. Not bad for a 72 year old techie. Last fall moved a windows7 to a new windows 7 computer; that worked also.

Cons

The charge appears to be for each pc to pc transfer -- not a one time user charge. They do not say this very well. so I bought it for each move.

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5 stars

"Works like a charm!"

December 14, 2013  |  By pgl515

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Set it up, leave it alone for a couple of hours and PRESTO: new computer is totally loaded with everything you want from your old desktop.

Cons

The only con is that you have to read the instructions.....which at first might seem a little daunting...but if you DO read and follow the instructions this software totally works and makes moving to a new computer totally painless.

Summary

I LOVED not having to look for all my old software cds, serial numbers, etc. PCmover moved all my photos, music, software, word files, etc. with no problem. Terrific piece of software ~ will use it everytime I get a new computer.

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1 stars

"Horrible Product"

November 13, 2013  |  By BronxBoi

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

The is nothing positive about this product

Cons

Product does a very poor job of application transfers. In addition, the registry and permissions are usually left in a corrupt state but you will not know until you start to experience bizarre errors. Stay away from this product if you value your sanity.

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5 stars

"Had Problems but Laplink Made it Right"

August 13, 2013  |  By vabutter

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Good customer support from Laplink!

Cons

I was unable to get PCMOver to work for me and used iYogi support to no avail... however Laplink made things RIGHT - see below.

Summary

I bought PCMover to migrate from a failing laptop to a new HP desktop. I installed PCMover on both machines but it would not run. I had a huge number of applications and ton of data (over 300GB). My plan was to migrate one or two applications at a time. I used the iYogi transfer assistance and was "talked into" buying a $169 annual support plan. I spent 5 or 6 hours on the phone with the iTogi tech and still could not get PCMover to work. All that is the bad news. The good news is that I contacted Laplink to complain and they were terrific. Not only did they refund my PCMover purchase but also made sure I got refunded the iYogi charges. And they used my problems to improve the product and service and also gave me some free software to help ease the pain. Laplink support is exceptional and appreciated.

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5 stars

"PCMover works the BEST!"

August 01, 2013  |  By JackDaniell

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

I have tried many products over the years for migration from an older PC to a newer one. PCMover is the best and most accurate software I have ever used for doing this important function.

The Microsoft utilities do a fair job of moving the Microsoft programs, settings and associated data, but PCMover is much better.

I have continued to check my 40+ applications over the last few weeks looking for problems in the migration, but I continue to find success stories. Applications hide files in "\Windows", "\Windows\system", "\Windows\system32", "C:\", "C:\Program Files", "My Documents" (in its many flavors), all over the registry, email and rules, drivers, system services, etc. The list seems endless, but PCMover is up to the challenge.

I don't hand out complements often, but PCMover is "worth its weight in gold".

Cons

My only Con was that sometimes the newer Windows (Windows 7 in my case) may have a compatibility problem with an older program. That is not a PCMover problem.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.20.636
Version 10 includes support for Windows 10 migrations
General
Publisher Laplink Software
Publisher web site http://www.laplink.com/
Release Date November 07, 2014
Date Added August 20, 2015
Version 8.20.636
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 73.44MB
File Name pcmover_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 24,555
Downloads Last Week 102
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License Model Purchase
Limitations Not available
Price $59.95

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