Excerpt: Transferred AOL page so when I click on IE, AOL comes up instead of IE. No program for AOL is listed on my new computer, so I can't delete it. The report doesn't really show what the files are -- just location and computer numbers and junk. There is no way to access anything in the report to see what it really is. Or if there is a way, there are no instructions on how to do it. Can't print report for reference.
Summary: I recently purchased a Windows 7 desktop and I needed a way to transfer files from my XP desktop and my Vista notebook to the new computer. This product states it will work with XP but in my experience it did not. I could not get the computers to connect to each other through the cable after extensive trials and research. A Google search showed others were having the same issues with connecting.
Excerpt: The disk not compatible to transfer from vista to windows7. Next time I would have tech transfer or transfer with belkin transfer cable from other system. I wound up loading the necessary program from new computer with windows7 to flash drive and onto old computer w/ vista. No need to upgrade to new belkin transfer wire/cd. Use the old one.
Pros: Cable works, Durable construction
Cons: Cd didn't work, Limited Compatibility, Unreliable
Excerpt: Typical Windows issues of plugging in a simple USB device and hoping, praying it is recognized but it isn't until you reboot both machines in the right order or some magic. Transferring files being straightforward, there shouldn't be a bunch of re-booting but there is. Then there's the statement "IF your other computer is not Windows 7 you will need to load a driver" Of course it isn't Windows 7 that's why I'm upgrading.
Summary: I used this to transfer from Vista to Windows 7 because when I went from XP to vista it worked well. However this product did not transfer my email and contacts and missed a few files that I had to transfer manually. The good news is thier tech support was surprisingly good, they answered with a live person and he gave me instructions over the phone but did not want to wait over the phone while I did the transfer. Not bad considering the state of service nowadays....
Excerpt: Files such as the Contact List were not transferred and I had to pay a consultant to transfer those. I'm still learning what else didn't transfer. Drivers for the CD/DVD drive were corrupted and cannot be repaired easily. I will likely have to replace the drive.
Pros: Simple operation
Cons: Damaged drivers, Doesn't tranfer all files, Limited Compatibility
Excerpt: Bought the cable to upgrade to new laptop with windows 7. Thought it would be transfer and upgrade but I couldn't transfer my most important file, my contacts in Outlook. I had to use an external drive to copy, paste, and then import.
Excerpt: Picked up a relatively new desktop from a friend and wanted to transfer my files from my old desktop. Only got about half of the files transfered. Had to go to a back-up to restore missing files. No software to guide you on how to select files.