Fast-teks Selects PCmover for Windows 7 Upgrade Solution

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Laplink's technology streamlines Windows® 7 upgrades even for scenarios not supported by Microsoft®

PCmover Windows 7 Upgrade Assistant

Besides the fact that it can be overwhelming to have to copy all of their files manually to an external drive, install the Windows 7 upgrade, and then reinstall of their data, applications and settings, who wants to worry about possibly losing critical files in the process? Our technicians make the upgrade simple - and they're available for same day service, evenings and even weekends.

Laplink® Software, Inc. and Fast-teks, Inc. today officially announced a partnership to support the launch of on-site Windows 7 PC upgrade services to consumers and businesses in North America. Using Laplink's technology, Fast-teks technology professionals will be able to quickly and easily assist end users with upgrading to Windows 7 regardless of their current operating system.

The dilemma Windows XP users are facing will result in many users obtaining outside help to ensure their PC is upgraded quickly and without issue. Many users have yet to understand Microsoft does not support a so-called "in-place upgrade" from XP to Windows 7 - or that Microsoft actually recommends using an IT professional to accomplish the transition from XP to Windows 7.

"The various upgrade scenarios will be very confusing and frustrating for consumers," explained Thomas Koll, Laplink's CEO. "And businesses, especially smaller businesses, will view this negatively. Our objective is to make upgrading to Windows 7 as easy and simple as possible, so users can get all the benefits of this new operating system - which is quite good - without all the hassle."

With software from Laplink and the hands-on technical expertise of Fast-teks, consumers can look forward to adopting Windows 7 quickly and easily.

"Fast-teks understands that most of our customers don't have the time to tackle a Windows 7 upgrade," said Chris Tain, Fast-teks' CTO. "Besides the fact that it can be overwhelming to have to copy all of their files manually to an external drive, install the Windows 7 upgrade, and then reinstall of their data, applications and settings, who wants to worry about possibly losing critical files in the process? Our technicians make the upgrade simple - and they're available for same day service, evenings and even weekends."

Fast-teks currently offers pre-order sales of Windows 7 upgrade licenses along with their upgrade service. Pricing will vary so those interested will need to contact their local Fast-teks franchisee for more details.

A qualified Fast-teks technician to assist with upgrading to Windows 7 can be reached by calling 1-888-917-FAST (3278) or visiting http://www.fastteks.com.

New versions of PCmover® include Professional, Home, Netbook, and Upgrade Assistant. Not only is PCmover the only solution that moves applications automatically from an old PC to a new one, it is also the only way to upgrade your PC from XP to Windows 7. The resulting reviews by industry press, like The Wall Street Journal, have been extremely favorable with, PC Magazine giving this latest release of PCmover its Editor's Choice award.

Customers can purchase any version of Laplink PCmover at http://www.laplink.com or at most software retail stores and online retailers worldwide.

"Our ultimate goal is to see successful, rapid adoption of Windows 7," said Koll. "Service and support organizations as well as retail tech benches are utilizing our PCmover technology to help their customers move to Windows 7 - because we make the upgrade process fast, simple, and affordable. We welcome Fast-teks in joining us and becoming part of delivering this solution."

About Laplink Software, Inc.
For more than 25 years, Laplink has been the leader in providing software used for PC migration, remote access, file transfer, and synchronization. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

About Fast-teks, Inc.
Fast-teks is one of the fastest growing on-site Business and Residential services firms in North America. Fast-teks offers business owners and residential customers a one call solution for all of their computer needs. All Fast-teks technicians, trainers and website developers undergo an extensive background check and are A+ certified or hold a comparable certification in their area of expertise. Please visit http://www.fastteks.com for more information.

Laplink Software Press Contact
Daniel Donohoe, Public Relations
+1-425-952-6023

Additional information and images can be found online at Laplink's Media Center.

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