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Laplink PCmover
7.0 out of 10

Laplink PCmover

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PC Mover 8 Pro

Dale M., Newegg
24 March 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Joachim D., Newegg
1 March 2009
  • Pros: Super fast shipping by Newegg,if you follow the instructions, it does,what it says,it will.Saved me a lot of time transferring all my music files.
  • Cons: license is only good for one computer,laplink wants more money,if you use it on a second computer,if I had known this upfront,I probably would not have bought it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worked Great

Anonymous, Newegg
9 May 2008
  • Pros: Works great with Vista 32, almost 1 click transfer of data and programs from old to new system, saved hours and hours of work. After the transfer from the old to new computer, Vista restarted on the new computer with no problems, and with all my old computer's programs and settings. Did everythin...
  • Cons: It looks like the software license only allows you to install and run the transfer FROM one computer. If that is true, it would mean a new license purchase for every computer you want to transfer from, which for the home user about makes it a one-time use license, since I don't ever expect having...
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Overall 8
8.0

PC Mover

Thomas P., Newegg
17 October 2007
  • Summary: Spend a while prepping your old computer. Uninstall all non-essential drivers/driver helpers (like sound card, DVD burner software, etc) Otherwise they will transfer and conflict with your new drivers/software. Hardware drivers do not migrate but assist programs do.
  • Pros: I was very happy with this software. Much better that Windows Transfer Wizard because it moves whole programs. Worked well for me, but do your homework. I migrated a 5 year old XP Pro computer to a new XP Pro machine. Almost all programs (including Office/outlook) transferred with no problems. Al...
  • Cons: Spent long time trying to install HSB 2 transfer cable, could not overcome a driver issue. So I used LAN ethernet (through router) and it took only one hour (around 10GB moved). Don't waste time or money on USB cables. Also make sure you are buying the most recent version (check Laplink website),...
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Overall 8
8.0

PC Mover does work!

Bernard H., Newegg
23 August 2007
  • Summary: I suspect based on soem of the other reviews that some of the people that had problems with the program did the same thing that I did and ran the program as a user rather than the Administrator which caused most if not all of thier problems.
  • Pros: The program worked perfectly and I was able to move from an older PC running XP to a new PC running Vista Ultimate. the trick to getting it to work properly was to intall and run the program from the Administrative Login. If you run it from a regular user login you will have permission errors and...
  • Cons: The supplied USB 1.1 cable is incredibly slow if of you have a lot of data to move. WHen I used the Belkin Vista Transfer Cable it only took 2.5 hours to move the 34gigs of data that I needed to move. I will admit that I didn not read all the documentation as thoroughly as I could have so I dont'...
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