PCmover Professional

PCmover Professional

Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 58 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    8.20.636
  • Total Downloads:
    22,869
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 07, 2014
  • Price:
    Free to try (1-file type to migrate trial); $59.95 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    82.57MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    41
  • Platform:
    Windows

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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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5 stars

"Superb piece of software..."

July 10, 2013  |  By Prytaneion

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Picks up a lot of files that other software can't see. Have a look at my feedback below.
Saw a drive that Recuve could't.
Migrates softewar and settings as if it had been installed on the new PC.
Support from LapLink is second to none in my view.

Cons

There must be some points against - if I find one I'll let you know.

Summary

After a particularly nasty virus attack, I was left with a HDD which at first glance seemed to be dead. On further inspection, it appeared that the files I needed were intact but ther was no MBR or FAT. I did a lot of searching about the internet for a solution. There are apparently not many programs out there to help. Most recovery software did not even see the disk.
One that claimed to be able to help however was Laplink's PC Mover (http://www.laplink.com/index.php/individuals/pcmover-for-windows-8/feature-overview) . I explained to their Custmer Services Dept that all I had left was a Maxtor drive that would not boot but had some irreplacable files on it. Reading the stuff on their web page it seemed too good to be true - and you know what they say about things that seem too good to be true... However, thier CS guy convinced me to buy PC Mover Ultimate.
I nipped over to their site, conveniently paid with paypal and downloaded. Within an hour I had a fresh copy of XP installed and my original files on board ready to go.
I have a lot of software from downloading with no disks so imagine my delight when all my old stuff was not only installed but running.
I have now gone a stage further and migrated the lot onto a new lappy running Windows 8.
Thank you Laplink for a truely great piece of software and Ray (a really nice bloke) at their Customer Services for his advice. You've all made my Christmas card list! :0)

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3 stars

"Smoothly working application"

June 17, 2013  |  By drbyte1204

 |  Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

Pros

Programs, files, settings and much more were transferred effortlessly.

Cons

Some of my much needed files and folders were not transferred as I specified and also Windows was not selected, it transferred as well. That didn't work well at all since a new operating system was already installed on the destination drive, and I ONLY wanted some of the files and folders existing on the old drive to be transferred to the new drive.

The BIG downside is that you only have ONE chance per key to have your selected programs, files and folders transferred.

On well, I guess somebody must think I have several wads of $60 lying around to buy a new key.

Summary

Transfer was easy to do, but didn't transfer some of my selected files and folders, but transferred Windows. And there's NO other chance to retry the transfer on the same key.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 8.20.636
Version 8.20.636 includes unspecified updates.
General
Publisher Laplink Software
Publisher web site http://www.laplink.com/
Release Date November 07, 2014
Date Added November 07, 2014
Version 8.20.636
Category
Category Utilities & Operating Systems
Subcategory System Utilities
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 82.57MB
File Name pcmover_en.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 22,869
Downloads Last Week 41
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 1-file type to migrate trial
Price $59.95

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