Summary: The product did what is was supposed to, had some issues transferring some that weren't compatible which didn't make sense since it was a transfer between 2 Windows 8 computers. But overall it did what it was supposed to do, took about 12-13 hours to complete the transfer though due to the size of my data.
Summary: I was sent LapLink on a disc that was meant for Windows 7, and Dell sold me a computer with a Windows 8 OS. This necessitated me calling LapLink customer service to get information regarding updated software. This took extra time and energy.
Summary: Laplink worked as advertised. I was a bit leary due to some bad reports - but the product moved my files and programs from Vista to Windows 7 completely. The only issue I had was with Microsoft Office. The preloaded demo of Office was a newer version and the old Office 2007 would try to open with the new version which did not work. I deleted the new version on the new laptop and eveything works as it used to. I was dissapointed with the lack of directions.
Summary: I bought this product on the recommendation of a friend that had used it. i had an old gateway computer about 7 years old and i purchased a new Dell computer, I used this product and followed the directions and was able to transfer all my information from my old computer to the new one. there were only a few minor gliches that i was able to correct with no problem.
Conclusion: Finally, back in Vista. This is where I realized I shouldn’t have done something that I did. Because I use a small hard drive (320GB), I ended up resizing the partitions in between creating the original snapshot in Vista and creating the moving van. Because of this, my Vista installation went crazy and decided to not function well at all, requiring a re-install.
Pros: Easy-to follow directions, Installed games worked fine after move, as did the majority of applications, Registry entires move worked well… all file associations remained, Program deactivates startups in new Windows install to prevent crashes
Cons: Up to $49.95USD per move, Process still takes a while.. 4 – 6 hour minimum. Could result in more than a day depending on how large your hard drive usage is.