The Laplink Easy Transfer Cable supports quick and easy transfers from any version of Windows, including XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1.
Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) December 18, 2014
Today Laplink® announced its latest product, the Easy Transfer Cable for Windows®, is now available worldwide. It is the only transfer cable that provides a solution for users migrating files, settings, and profiles from an old PC to a Windows 8.1 PC.
In the past, many users have relied on Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer (WET) with a Windows Easy Transfer Cable to move their data and settings from an old PC to a new one. But in Windows 8.1, WET’s functionality is significantly reduced. It no longer supports a direct transfer (across a network or a cable); instead, users are forced to copy their old computer’s data to an external drive, and then copy that data to their new PC. This method is very time-consuming and inefficient – and only data is transferred (no settings or applications).
For Windows XP users, it’s worse: WET no longer supports any sort of migration from XP. And while the number of people continuing to use Windows XP worldwide is shrinking, about 10% of PC users continue to use the outdated operating system even as more and more vulnerabilities are disclosed and not patched, increasing the risk to those users.
“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,” said Laplink’s CEO, Thomas Koll. “Security for XP users is seriously compromised. It is urgent those users move to a newer operating system.”
By utilizing Laplink’s Easy Transfer Cable, users still on Windows XP can transfer everything from their old PCs safely and efficiently to a new one, no matter what version of Windows it is running.
With Laplink’s cable connected to both PCs, users can automatically transfer their files, settings, and user profiles from an old PC to a new one. After the transfer, users will also see that nothing is changed on the old PC, and the new PC will have the personality and functionality of the old PC with nothing overwritten.
The Laplink Easy Transfer Cable supports quick and easy transfers from any version of Windows, including XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1. Most importantly, it is the only transfer cable capable of performing a migration to Windows 8.1.
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 Seattle, Washington, USA.
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