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...
Pros: Worked as expected for me. Transferred several programs from Windows 7 64-bit Home Premium to Windows 8 64-bit using the supplied Ethernet cable. Copied Office 2010 but had to reset my Outlook 2010 accounts. Several other applications transferred over with no problems. I separately downloaded upd...
Cons: Fairly slow but that was expected. Just how long it takes depends on the number of programs you're transferring and number of data files. From past experience with other versions of PC Mover I moved all my data files first to a USB connected hard drive so there wouldn't be as much to transfer.
Can't connect to laplink.com; can't get phone help.
Hoyt P., Newegg
21 March 2014
Pros: Heard good things about it.
Cons: I got this to transfer files to a new laptop (both Win 7). For three days I was unable to to connect to laplink.com, with three computers and three browsers. That was necessary to enter the serial number and use the program. I tried the phone help in India several times but this was beyond their ...
Cons: I bought this from Dell with a new laptop. It's necessary to connect to laplink.com to enter the serial number and activate the product. I tried over a three-day period to connect and failed. Spent hours with Laplink support in India and here to no avail. Left phone number with Laplink in US thre...
Summary: All the hyperbole says it's an easy, pain free migration. I was upgrading from a Windows XP 32 bit machine to a new machine running Windows 7 64 bit. The transfer hosed Windows Installer (at least) and now nothing will update.
Pros: None I can think of.
Cons: It transferred everything over but hosed the Windows 7 64 bit OS in the new machine.
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...