I received an e-mail about a product that might greatly benefit those needing to try to move from a computer running Windows XP, to one that is using Windows 8…
“For a limited time, Laplink is offering PCmover Home for free to users who are moving from an old XP computer…to setting up a new Windows 8.1 PC by moving all of their selected data, settings, and programs. PCmover Home includes application selectivity, folder selectivity, profile selectivity for logged on users, Free Transfer Assistance, and more.”
PCmover Home is available …
You’ll need to…
…and, per their website, you should be able to “transfer everything across a Laplink High-Speed Ethernet cable, network router, or Laplink USB…
“PCmover automatically moves all the programs, files and settings you select from your old PC to your new one and all of your applications will be installed automatically ready to use.
Read the “What You Should Know” section:
Some programs on your old computer may not be compatible with a newer operating system.
Files with Digital Rights Management (DRM), such as music files and programs that require keys or serial numbers with a hardware fingerprint, may require deactivation on the old PC and reactivation on the new PC.
Some programs with unique copy protection may need to be deactivated on the old PC then reactivated with their original key or serial number on the new PC.
If you are unable to deactivate applications on the old PC, please contact the software manufacturer for each respective application to have the license reactivated.
Users are responsible to follow user license agreements with each application that is moved.
You should remove trial software on the new computer if a full version exists on your old PC.
Antivirus and Anti-Spyware programs will not be moved to your new PC.
Specific hardware drivers will not be moved to your new PC.
Make sure to apply all appropriate Windows Updates (including .NET) to your new PC before performing a migration with PCmover.
The User Guide is available at http://download.laplink.com/documentation/pdf/pcmover/pcmhome/PCmover_8_Home_UG_ENG.pdf