PCMover Moves Software and All


One of the momentous pains of getting a new computer is migrating to it.  Data migration sucks.  You have all your old documents, pictures, music, and programs.  Well, typically, you try to move them manually.  Or, you can use Microsoft’s Files and Setting Migration Wizard.  But you’re still stuck with setting up all your old programs.  What a pain.  Laplink (remember that old company!) has a product called PCMover that does all that for you!  Oh, and it works with Vista too.

Here are the Key Features:

Application Selectivity NEW!
Choose which applications you’d like moved over to your new PC.
Folder & File Selectivity NEW!
Select which folders and file types you don’t want to transferred to your new PC.
Complete Migration
Transfer everything you want – all your programs, files, and settings – in one easy move.
Multiple Transfer Options
Choose from USB cables, Windows Easy Transfer cable, parallel cables, removable media or a wired/wireless network to do the transfer.
Easy-To-Use Wizard Interface
Click through a simple wizard to set up the move.
“Undo” Feature
Quickly reverse a migration at any time with PCmover’s easy ‘undo’ feature

Here are some of the things that PCMover can move:

  • Microsoft Office
  • Photo Editing Software
  • Design Programs
  • PC Games
  • Instant Messengers
  • Financial and Tax Software
  • Documents
  • Spreadsheets
  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Podcasts
  • Desktop backgrounds
  • Icons
  • Shortcuts
  • Browser Settings
  • Favorites/Bookmarks
  • Internet & Network Settings

The Software will cost you $50, but you also have to buy a transfer cable.  That will cost you $40 for the USB 2.0 cable – which I would recommend.  Forget burning to disks.  That will take forever.  For the average computer user, this is a no brainer.  Just know that this can take hours to transfer.  But who cares?  The bottom line is that you are not sitting there reinstalling applications for a day!  Here’s a video:

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