Summary: I bought this item to allow myself to work and print from my living room (20 ft from router) however after fussing with the installation a bit--or so I thought that was the issue for not being able to print--I found that the signal was being blocked by the angle of the hallway between the two. Well when I figured this part out I realized that the range of the device is really only about 15 feet MAX.
Summary: In moving from the old XP machine to the new Windows 7, I had too many GBs to be bothered with flash drives. This device worked well. It moved everything relatively quickly. It moved more than I expected, actually. As an average user, I found it moved some data and programs that I was not (and still am not) sure what they are.
Summary: Took me about 6 hours of troubleshooting to work. Now it's working and I hope it never stops. I had to do a few registry edits and delete some existing file structures so they could be re-written. Seems like a common problem with Windows and third party vendors. This almost made me convert to Apple!!! Good Luck!
Summary: Ok...it's pretty cheap, and well..., it works most of the time, and...ah...it's cheap (already said that)...hmm, ok it uses lots of ram...but, it's cheap. Ok enough. Honestly, it's a toss up...you get what you pay for. I can use it, but I'm not really wild about it.
Summary: There is nothing wrong with this product, but transferring your data from a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7 computer is not easy. You must install the transfer software on the XP-SP3 computer, and I had to do several cleanup exercises to get it to install. Once installed, the software would not run on the old computer, and I finally found some instructions on the web that explained how to make some registry changes to allow the software to run on the old PC.
Summary: I thought I could merely drag and drop. I was wrong. This product is too automated and selected items that I did not want to transfer - even after I unselected them! Otherwise, it is a decent/good product for most I suppose. EDIT: It does drag and drop and it works well. But it loses the connection whenever my laptop goes to sleep or I close the laptop. My old software did not do that - so it's annoying that I have to keep waking my laptop.
Summary: I was transferring from Windows XP to Windows 7. One important note is that you must have Service Pack 2 downloaded first on your old computer. Also, unless you have a laptop, you pretty much have to have 2 computer systems set up at once (monitor, keyboard/mouse, and tower are all needed). The support person said I could transfer with only 1 monitor running, but I can't imagine how annoying that would have been to unplug and reconnect after each step.
Be sure to set a system Restore Point before using!
Steven J. Gobat, Amazon
24 December 2009
Summary: The product worked as advertised, simple and quick. Unfortunately some programs on the new computer disappeared during the process including Internet Explorer. They were nowhere to be found on the new computer after the transfer. Luckily I had set a System Restore Point just before beginning the process so I reset the Restore Point and all missing programs magically reappeared and all the data from the old computer was there also.
Summary: Besides the files in my documents folder, it wasn't of much use. Most of the files from other drives on my partitioned hard drive didn't transfer. It wouldn't have been much harder to transfer this data to discs.