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  • 5.0 stars

    "Easy Way to Upgrade your system!"

    April 11, 2013  |   By dnelsch

    Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

    Pros

    PCMover takes the frustration of upgrading a system from XP to Windows 7 (or 8). It will move programs as well as data and does a good job of maintaining the "look and feel" of the previous system. It works equally well in upgrading a single computer or moving data and programs to a new system.

    Cons

    You should make sure the old system is clean and virus free before attempting the move. If upgrading to a new system, it is best if you do not "preinstall" old programs on the new computer before the move. It does require one license per each "new" computer. Of course, you also need the proper Windows operating system license as well. When upgrading the operating system on a single computer, you need to insure the new operating system will work properly with the hardware before the move.

    Summary

    I have upgraded Windows about 30 systems using PCMover both on single machines and between an old and a new system, and am totally pleased with the results.

    Updated on Aug 4, 2014

    Since I wrote the original review, I have used PC Mover twice more with excellent results. If you do own a high end Adobe product (CS6), you may wish to uninstall it from the old machine because Adobe gets fussy about their user keys. But that is the only issue I have ever had. As another reviewer stated, READ the instructions. My last transfer involved a dead laptop that I was able to totally move XP to Windows 7 by using the disk image option. Some of you may not need all of the extra software offered with installation.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "A great time-and-worry-saving product."

    February 5, 2013  |   By jimndylnfloss

    Version: PCmover Professional 8.0.631

    Pros

    * Simple to use.
    * 24/7 guidance available before and during the move.
    * Lets you choose which folders/files/apps you wish to move.
    * Allows roll-back if needed.
    * No need to download/install/adjust the settings of your apps,
    they are moved 'as is' by PCMover.

    Cons

    None that I am aware of.

    Summary

    I had a Win7 disc and wanted to upgrade from Vista.

    I looked for a program which would keep my folders and files safe, and would also let me transfer my apps.

    Luckily I found Laplink's PCMover, and chose the 'Upgrade Assistant' option in order to upgrade in the same laptop.

    A downloaded .pdf file (printed out to be available during the upgrade) gave me a detailed guide (with screenshots) to the whole procedure.

    As advised, first I backed up externally an image of Vista's C:\ drive. Then I installed Win7, then PCMover, and after choosing which folders,files and apps I wanted to move to Win7 or leave behind, I completed the upgrade.

    Everything had been moved intact, including settings, and after installing Microsoft's updates I was able to use Win7 as my operating system. Thanks to PCMover the whole move to a new o/s (the program works for Win8 too) was achieved without stress.

    If you need extra guidance/advice about the move there is a customer services chatline available 24/7 which I found extremely helpful.

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