PCmover Available at No Cost for Moving off of Windows XP

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Laplink provides PCmover® at no cost to Windows® XP users who need to move to a new PC and avoid security threats from staying on the outdated operating system.

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One reason we know some users hesitate to move off of Windows XP despite serious security risks is their fear of losing years’ worth of data. With PCmover Express available for free, there is no reason to delay.

Laplink® Software, Inc. announced today that its best-selling data transfer tool, PCmover® Express, remains available at no charge on Microsoft’s® website to help users migrate off of Windows XP.

PCmover is the only software that automatically transfers all files, settings, and even programs from an old PC to a new one. It is the only Microsoft-recommended migration solution on the market and is available for Windows XP users!

While the number of people still running Windows XP worldwide is shrinking, many still have not moved. But as more and more vulnerabilities are disclosed and not patched, the risk to those XP users increases.

“One reason we know some users hesitate to move off of Windows XP despite serious security risks is their fear of losing years’ worth of data. With PCmover Express available for free, there is no reason to delay,” explained Thomas Koll, CEO of Laplink Software. “Security for XP users is seriously compromised. It is urgent those users move to a newer operating system and with PCmover, it’s fast and easy to do so.”

In the past, many users have relied on Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer (WET) to move their data and settings from an old PC to a new one. But when Microsoft released Windows 8.1, WET was significantly deprecated. It no longer supports a direct transfer (such as across a network or a direct-connect cable); instead, users are forced to copy their old computer’s data to an external drive, and then copy that data (no settings are moved) to their new PC. This method is both time-consuming and inefficient.

In order to provide a better solution to users, Microsoft chose to offer Laplink’s PCmover Express at no cost to anyone moving off of Windows XP. With PCmover Express, the migration can be performed using a direct-connect cable or a wired/wireless network to quickly and easily transfer settings, files, email, video, music, and more.

PCmover supports the direct transfer of all data, settings, and even programs from an old PC to a new one. With an easy-to-use wizard, PCmover makes it simple to move to a new PC in no time. Nothing is deleted on the old PC or overwritten on the new PC. PCmover ensures that your old PC’s personality and functionality are present on your new PC, without overwriting the new operating system.

Other unique features of PCmover include Free 24/7 Transfer Assistance, an undo button, and complete selectivity. PCmover even migrates applications to the new PC; they are transferred ready-to-use, eliminating the need for users to waste time reinstalling and finding old serial numbers. Laplink’s research concluded that the average user saves over $160 by transferring software they would have otherwise had to repurchase due to losing installation media or serial numbers.

“The one thing users need to be aware of is that PCmover Express does not transfer applications,” continued Koll. “For users desiring that functionality, we are offering PCmover Professional at a discount for the holidays at Laplink’s website.”

For businesses planning a PC deployment, PCmover Enterprise™ is an ideal option. A Laplink case study shows how $300 per PC deployed was saved for a large organization. Free evaluations of PCmover Enterprise are available on Laplink’s website.

Laplink offers special pricing for multiple license purchases, as well as volume license agreements. Consumer versions of PCmover can be purchased at http://www.laplink.com or Amazon®, Best Buy®, Fry's™, Micro Center®, Office Depot®, Office Max®, Staples®, and other major software retailers and PC manufacturers in North America, Europe, and Japan.

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.

For more information about this release, please contact:

Laplink Software Press Contact
Shireen McCleary
Shireen.mccleary(at)laplink(dot)com
+1-425-952-6027

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