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Move stuff from old to new Windows…for free…

Need to get from an older version of Windows to a newer one?…

For transitioning from Windows XP to a later operating system, I stumbled across this:

“Microsoft has partnered with Laplink to provide you with data transfer tools that transfer selected files, folders, and more from an old Windows PC to a new Windows 8.1 or Windows 10 PC.

“24/7 free transfer assistance…

“Free download available from September 1, 2015 through August 31, 2016. Will run only if source PC is Windows XP or later and destination PC is Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. The free data transfer will not migrate your apps.”


Also, just to toss this in here…a tool has been available from Laplink’s website. (Maybe it’s the same, or similar.)

“…Laplink PCmover Express for Windows XP is an easy way to move your files, settings and user profiles from your old Windows XP computer to your new Windows PC.

“Will run only if source PC is Windows XP and destination PC is Windows 7 or later. The free data transfer will not migrate your apps.

“24/7 Free transfer assistance…”


Grand Theft Auto V for PC Available TODAY!

210x176I have to wonder what RockStar Games is doing to me! Releasing a highly anticipated game title with one day left for the Tax Deadline! I wonder how many gamers will flip the coin today!?

When you hear the title “Grand Theft Auto” You generally know this is a game that has a history of violence and situations that should only be operated by an adult. The very successful franchise continues to this day and technically it is not just a thrown together schlock fest, it couldn’t be –  Gamer’s wouldn’t go for it.

A successful Video Game Franchise will come from the loyalty of the gaming crowd that in turn will expect high end graphics and fluid game play and that is what the good folks at Rockstar Games are handing out. Today the company announced the availability of Grand Theft Auto V for PC at Retail or Digital Download through Steam and Rockstar.



KMSB Fox 11 09/08/2014

Thanks for checking out our most recent KMSB Fox 11 Segment! In this weeks segment we take a look at the DXG IronX Action Camera. This Sturdy small action camera is packed with features for the Action Enthusiast. 1920×1280 HD Capture at 60fps and for those in intense action, 120fps at 1280×780! Capture High definition stills and video and easily controlled through a Wi-Fi Connection to the Phone or paired with the included Watch which allows for easy capturing of video in action with a simple press of a record button.

The IronX Action Camera
A Photo of the IronX Action Camera from DXG

Waterproof to a depth of about 60 meters, the IronX is an affordable solution with high quality. See more at 

Also featured is the Muvee Reveal 11 Software program for creating stunning montages and video presentations easily. No heavy video editing experience required and with many options for output, the Reveal 11 program is a must have for anybody looking to create videos! Try it with a Demo at 

For More Reviews and Interviews – Be sure to Check out 


Laplink’s Anniversary present to You! Today Only! (05/15/2014)

pcmoverboxedI’ve been using Laplink software since the Dos Days and always loved how easy it is to use and complete the task at hand! Celebrating the 31st Anniversary – Laplink is giving away PCmover® Image & Drive Assistant for free for 24 hours only May 15th 2014.

PCmover Image & Drive Assistant is software that can automatically transfer files, settings, and even applications from an old hard drive or image to a new PC without overwriting anything. With the End of Windows XP support and many users wanting to bite the bullet and migrate to Windows 7 or 8.1 – PCmover and Drive Assistant make it possible in many cases to eliminate the need to re-install programs!

With this very nice Anniversary gift to you, Laplink’s is including its 24/7 Free Transfer Assistance. Have an issue or question during the transfer, a certified PC migration expert can be available over the phone or remotely with just one simple call at no cost.

We’ve been testing out PCmover Ultimate and have been impressed at the ease of use and results with the program. Get the full picture with this free software to download for no cost during the 24 hour celebration at

KMSB Fox 11 Segment – GetData Software Retrieval

We’ve probably all had those moments, the ones that make us cringe when we have accidentally deleted a file or wrote over a document we needed. About Ten years ago, the software to perform Data Retrieval was pretty expensive but honestly, a far cry cheaper than sending it to a lab to have it recovered.

While the Data Retrieval Labs today provide an invaluable service for Hard Drives that have been disabled due to mechanical errors, water damages, power problems or even fire – the work they can do in clean room environments is amazing. I will list a few of these Clean Room Companies that can work magic however even though the price has come down for this type of retrieval, it can still be rather pricey.

For those that may have accidentally deleted a file or folder and cleared the recycle bin and want to get it back, there may be a solution for you! GetData is an Australian Company which specializes in Data Recovery, Computer Forensics and tools for Windows. We took a look at their software package which can get you out of these situations when the data has been deleted. The Speed in locating the deleted files was impressive  and a trial version from the company will show the files that have been found, to recover them you would have to purchase the full version.

We also talked about the impending End of Life for Windows XP. As mentioned in this segment if you haven’t thought about migrating out of Windows XP, it’s time! The product was scheduled to end security updates April 8th and when we recorded our segment on KMSB Fox 11, that was the date. Microsoft has looked at the numbers since then and found that migration has still been slow to switch over to Windows 7 or 8 so they have again extended the deadline for Windows XP AntiMalware to July 2015. While I couldn’t find this on the Microsoft Website, I would still recommend to upgrade as soon as possible.

You Don’t have to toss out that Windows XP Laptop or Desktop if you decide to go with a new machine. I have recommended to a few that run mission critical software built on the XP Platform to keep the PC and use it for that purpose.

Here are some Links to Check out! – The Website for the Software from GetData – Find Info on the End of Life for Micrrosoft Windows XP – The Company Kroll On Track which recovers hard drives. – Gillware recovers Data from all types of Storage

Windows Upgrade Offer Registration Now Available

“…registration is officially open for the Windows Upgrade Offer…If you purchase or have purchased an eligible Windows 7 PC anytime between June 2, 2012 and January 31, 2013 you will be able to purchase an upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for only $14.99 (U.S.)…

“Registration for the Windows Upgrade Offer is only for those who buy an eligible Windows 7 PC between June 2nd and January 31st, 2013.

“Did you already buy an awesome Windows 7 PC prior to June 2nd (or have a Windows 7 PC not eligible for the offer)?…Starting on October 26th, you will be able to upgrade to Windows 8 Pro for $39.99!”


Windows 8 Consumer Preview Today (Feb 29th, 2012)

The idea to put out Microsoft Windows 8 before the end of the year really shouldn’t be thought as a way to make a few bucks before the predicted Apocalypse but a way to keep the profits rolling in for the software developer.

Honestly, I thought I might just be using Windows 7 till the end of of time. I had finally moved off Windows XP with a brief stop in VistaVille to a great experience with Windows 7 X64. The sturdy Operating System has served well and honestly will continue to do so for I am sure years to come. Will Consumers feel the same? Will they take the plunge and try out something else that looks again like a new interface to learn? This is certainly the question Microsoft would like to see answered with today’s Consumer Preview “beta” rollout and launch in Barcelona Spain. Spain? Why not Seattle?

Word of Caution, while TechtalkRadio has not looked at the technical preview which was made available for developers last September, I would always recommend not installing the Consumer Preview on a production machine, meaning a system you use day to day and is imperative to your operations. The goal of the Consumer Preview is not to give you free software or let you taste the sweetness like a candy at See’s sampled by the lady in the white dress, its purpose is to see how the software interacts with various hardware and software conditions.

If you want to try it out, you should be able to download an ISO of the Windows 8 Preview but also remember , over time this will time out and you will be required to purchase or go back to that copy of Windows Vista or Windows 7!! For more information on this Consumer Preview, Check out

RangeLog “offers an App for Android and soon for the iPhone that is is used by shooters for tracking performance details related to live-fire training, competition scores, dry-fire practice and firearm maintenance. They have a free version you can download and test out as well as an advanced feature paid version.”

Check them out at:

Gandalfdjh has personally used this for over a year with great results. Very stable application. I was also a beta tester for the Android version; which operates very well on the Android platform.