Summary: I recommend this to any business with more than 5 computers looking to upgrade anytime soon. I recommend this to all of my IT consultant colleagues and IT departments of larger enterprises.
Pros: -Moves installed Programs from one PC to another or allows direct upgrade from XP to Win 7 and Win 8 -Allows for multiple user profile transfers -Granular program by program selectability - it gives recommendations but allows experienced IT techs to override and try anyways. -Saves hours of appli...
Cons: None that are the fault of PC Mover. Some folks will have issues moving from Win 8 to Win 7 and 64-32 bit changes always have warnings. Some programs use MAC addresses for licensing locks. Nothing PC Mover can do about that.
Excerpt: I upgraded from Windows XP, 32 bit. The little LapLink transferred I could easily have done manually. Many of my programs were 32 bit and won't run natively under Windows 7. However, if LapLink had transferred them properly they would have been run in XP mode.
Excerpt: Great product. I have purchased PC Mover 3 different times over the last several years, once for an XP to newer XP pc; once for a transfer from an XP to new Win7 Pro machine; and once for a transfer from a Win7 Pro laptop to a newer Win7 Home Premium pc.
Summary: No, I would NOT recommend this product. No, I would NOT buy it again.
Pros: Discounted price in a 10 pack bundle
Cons: Software is designed for home use. When moving domain users to new systems, it missed the permissions and settings despite being hooked to the domain prior to running the software. The software gives you the option to create a new domain user when moving the files and I did so but it dropped so m...
Summary: I work with a Fortune 200 company and we were more than happy to try to get this to work. Maybe possible for some very light XP users but try the Microsoft option first.
Pros: Is able to migrate some machines and applications from Windows XP to Windows 7.
Cons: Microsoft has a free tool to transfer people from machine to machine and from Win XP to Win 7. Laplink claims that it can rewrite the application on the fly to support whichever model is needed but it just picks up a folderr location and registry entry and throws it int he new OS. If it sticks, g...
Summary: I have previously used this to migrate XP to XP and, for the most part, it was great. The current version might be just as good if the OS and/or bit (32 or 64) matches between source and destination OS. But my experience with these XP to 7 x64 attempts was 1 for 4.
Pros: Program runs as expected User interface is good. One out of four attempted migrations from XP to 7 x64 did complete. The three failed migrations did not completely mess up the target OS The undo Migration feature works well
Cons: Three out of four attempted migrations from XP to 7 x64 did NOT complete and had to be undone.
Summary: Overall it was easier that starting from scratch with a new computer and worth the money.
Pros: The software was very easy to install and use. It moved all the data and applications with a few issues.
Cons: The problem I encountered was that iTunes had to be reinstalled to work, but all my music worked fine after that. MS Office had to be registered. The application Stamps.com also had to be downloaded and reinstalled, but all my addresses were there. Adobe Photoshop had to be reinstalled and some f...
Cons: claims to transfer programs and registration to new computer. does not. for all of the programs that won't transfer, software metaphorically points the finger and says, "it's not my fault." don't waste your money or time.
Excerpt: I downloaded PC Mover Professional to migrate from an Toshiba laptop using Windows 7 to a new HP touch screen laptop running on Windows 8. I had previously used an earlier version of PC Mover to migrate from a Dell laptop running on Vista.