Excerpt: Hi I was sold a desk top that had windows 8 installed and this cable/software could only be used with Windows 7. You think the salesman would have picked up on that. Anyway it was too late to return it after I had opened the box.
Summary: This is exactly what I needed to transfer all my photos, music and documents from my old computer using Windows XP to my new one using Windows 7. It was easy and didn't take very long at all. I started the transfer, went out to walk the dog, then about 35 minutes later I came back and it was finished!! Voila'!
Excerpt: This is a product any normal user of computers should always have on hand even thought it will be seldom used. I have no idea if it is a long-lasting unit because it gets used only once every 4-6 years, depending on the life of my desktop and laptop computers. I do know they make transition of saved data and programs much faster and far more simple than any other method when transferring data from an old PC to a new one.
Summary: I bought this to transfer files from my Windows XP to new Windows 8 machine. It was quick and easy, and much cheaper than paying a service to do this. I would recommend it to anyone. It does require both computers be on at that same time and using screens with both, so I had to switch my monitor several times, but that was a small hassle.