Laplink Offers Unique Solution for the Problem with Image Backup Software

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Breakthrough software from Laplink allows an image from an old PC to be automatically restored to a new PC with a different operating system.

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The intelligent design of PCmover Image & Drive Assistant allows users to restore their most cherished memories and important data without compromising their new PC.

Every year more than 2 million laptops are stolen and 30% of computer users experience data loss of some sort. The “smart” users have a complete backup – an image of their PC so nothing is lost. But restoring that data and the related user profiles, settings, and applications to a new PC can be nearly impossible. Laplink’s Image & Drive Assistant makes that task possible.

“Imaging software has a problem,” explained Laplink’s CEO, Thomas Koll. “To be clear, there is great imaging software out there. Companies like Acronis, Paragon, Symantec, O&O, and others have made the image creation and ‘same PC restore’ simple and effective. Here at Laplink, we also offer our DiskImage solution. But all these applications have a serious shortcoming; they cannot efficiently and effectively transfer data to a PC that has a different operating system. That’s the problem we solve.”

Imaging software is great for protecting your data. It allows users to take comfort in knowing they are protected against malware, corrupted systems, and more. And, they know all their data is safe in the event their PC is lost, stolen, or broken. But when users set up a new PC and are relying on their image to have safeguarded their data, they have a big problem.

Imaging software is unable to restore an image from an old computer running Windows 7 or XP to a new Windows 8 PC. PC users who commit to backing up their data using imaging software on a regular basis will find themselves manually searching the image to locate and copy data to their new PC. In addition to this tedious process, users will have to manually reinstall applications and software, requiring old CDs, serial numbers, and keys. All user profiles, settings, and customization are lost, leading to a new PC setup process that becomes an absolute nightmare.

PCmover Image & Drive Assistant is unique in its ability to perform an “operating system and hardware independent restore,” providing a fast, easy, and thorough solution for PC users. No other solution exists that allows the contents of an image to be automatically transferred to a PC running a newer version of Windows.

“The intelligent design of PCmover Image & Drive Assistant allows users to restore their most cherished memories and important data without compromising their new PC,” stated Koll. “It rewards PC users who backup their data with an easy-to-perform, accurate transfer of all their data, settings, and even applications to a new PC.”

PCmover Image & Drive Assistant also comes with a simple, step-by-step wizard and 24/7 free assistance from certified experts, allowing even a non-technical user to easily restore all their data to a new PC.

Now, with Laplink PCmover Image & Drive Assistant, PC users can rest assured that the image of their PC which they are carefully maintaining can actually be used to move into a new PC. PCmover Image & Drive Assistant is available at for $39.95.

About Laplink Software, Inc.

For over 30 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.

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