Laplink Solves Windows 8 Upgrade Problem

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For users upgrading to Windows 8, Laplink® Software provides a simple solution for under $15, which includes Free Transfer Assistance.

Laplink Software, Inc

Laplink Software, Inc. today announced that PCmover® Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant will be released on October 26 and is now available for pre-sale.

Existing PC owners who desire to upgrade to Windows 8 face a problem – Microsoft does not provide a full upgrade experience, except in very few scenarios. Laplink solves this problem for under $15 and includes its Free Transfer Assistance, a 24/7 hotline to a trained professional who will provide assistance over the phone or remote control session to the PC being upgraded.

“Microsoft is simply not providing the upgrade paths that users need,” stated Thomas Koll, Laplink’s CEO. “PCmover Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant is the only way to perform a complete upgrade to Windows 8 regardless of the operating system on the old PC.”

Windows XP users in particular face a bad situation: They may be able to preserve their data, but they will lose all their settings and applications. Other users will face varying degrees of difficulty and hassle.

“It’s confusing,” continued Koll. “If a user wants to upgrade from 32-bit Windows 7 to 64-bit Windows 8 (which is necessary for expanding memory past 4 GB), they will lose everything – unless they use PCmover. Most consumers aren’t technical enough to know what upgrades will and won’t work. Many will flounder and end up losing valuable time and losing irreplaceable data.”

For several years, PCmover has been the best way to upgrade an existing PC to a new operating system. It’s the only software capable of ensuring all files, settings, and even programs are transferred from the old operating system into the new one, regardless of the upgrade scenario.

“We’ve been the top-selling solution for many years now, particularly for Windows 7 upgrades,” explained Koll. “PCmover makes the upgrade process fast and easy regardless of the operating system being upgraded. Now we’re extending that to Windows 8 with the added benefit of our new remotely-assisted, phone-based Free Transfer Assistance. We want to be sure everyone has the best experience possible in their move to Windows 8. Nobody has ever made it this easy to set up a new PC or upgrade an existing one.”

The Windows 8 version of PCmover Upgrade Assistant is available for presale at at a 50% discount until its official release on October 26. PCmover is also available at most software retailers throughout North America, Europe, and Japan and comes with a full money-back guarantee from Laplink.

About Laplink Software, Inc.

For nearly 30 years, Laplink has been the leader in consumer and enterprise software for Windows migration and refresh projects, disk imaging, file synchronization and more. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.

For more information about this release, please contact:

Laplink Software Press Contact

Rob Schaper, Director of Marketing
press (at) laplink (dot) com

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