Aiming for an Easy Move: Laplink Launches PCmover
Moving computer from one PC to another can be a daunting task; Microsoft partner Laplink seeks to offer an easier way to transfer programs with the unveiling of PCmover.Laplink Software on Oct. 31 introduced PCmover, a computer software product that will be able to transfer programs and applications from one machine running Windows 95, 98, Me, 2000, or XP to another computer running Windows XP, including Macs with Parallels or Boot Camp. Bellevue, Wash.-based Laplink boasts that PCmover gives users the ability to transfer software programs, including all of their files and settings, to another computer, by installing PCmover on both machines and making sure that they are connected through a LAN or a Laplink USB cable. Laplink will also have a Vista-certified version ready in time for the operating systems January 2007 launch.
"Many software companies imply that their products are total migration solutions, when in reality they only move files and settings, leaving users to waste time hunting for old software CDs and serial numbers to manually reinstall their programs," said Thomas Koll, CEO and chairman of Laplink Software, in a company statement.