Transferring Programs To A New PC (Windows XP to Windows 7)

In this particular article, we will discuss the various methods used to transfer programs to a new computer. We will also discuss various applications and tools that are commonly used to streamline and simplify these processes for the average user. Before transferring, always make sure that the software that is being transferred is compatible with the new operating system and that you have your registration information at hand. Make sure that EULA is followed, and in some cases, the developers of the software that is being transferred will need to be notified of the transfer of existing software to a new computer. Method #1: Laplink PC Mover Laplink PC Mover is a robust application available for download and purchase at http://www.laplink.com/pcmover/pcmoverpro.html. A full list of pricing and package options are are available from there as well. The base price is $29.95 for a single download license. Depending on which type of package, and how many licenses are being purchased, the price will vary. Laplink PC Mover not only allows you to transfer software and data from various types of media, and even hard drives themselves, but can also transfer from backup images. While Laplink PC Mover isn’t free, it does have a lot of options that aren’t available anywhere else. Method #2: Microsoft Easy Transfer For Windows XP Microsoft has a free tool available for download. Microsoft Easy Transfer For Windows XP allows the user to transfer files, data, media, settings, and some software using transfer cables, networks, CDs, DVDs, and external drives. While this application is geared specifically towards a transfer from Windows XP to Vista, it can...

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