Laplink Provides Migration Assistance at No Cost with Live Help 24/7 for Users Moving from Windows XP

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Laplink and Microsoft have partnered to offer a data migration tool - PCmover Express for Windows XP, which includes professional migration assistance available 24/7 all at no cost.

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Users might hesitate to move off of Windows XP despite those risks because of fear of losing years’ worth of data. With PCmover Express for Windows XP, there is no reason to delay.

Laplink® Software, Inc. announced today that its Free Transfer Assistance (FTA) is included in the recently-released data transfer tool, PCmover® Express for Windows® XP, being provided by Microsoft at no charge to help users migrate off of Windows XP.

PCmover Express for Windows XP transfers user settings, files, email, video, music, and more from a Windows XP computer to a Windows 7, 8, or 8.1 PC. With full selectivity and an easy-to-use wizard, it takes the hassle out of moving into a new PC. With the FTA service available 24/7 and being included at no charge to users, the entire migration experience can be easily performed by users of all skill levels.

“Research indicates that remaining on Windows XP past the end of support end date of April 8 is extremely risky,” explained Thomas Koll, CEO of Laplink Software. “Users might hesitate to move off of Windows XP despite those risks because of fear of losing years’ worth of data. With PCmover Express for Windows XP, there is no reason to delay.”

The FTA service is a unique offering that only Laplink Software provides with its migration software. Available to all PCmover customers, this feature allows users to call a toll-free number at any time of day, any day of the week. A certified migration specialist will then guide the user through the data transfer process, providing an easy, no-hassle solution for moving from a Windows XP computer to a new PC – and at no cost to end users.

“The one thing users need to be aware of is that PCmover Express for Windows XP does not transfer applications,” continued Koll. “For Windows XP users desiring that functionality, we’re offering PCmover Professional at a 60% discount off its regular price, but the source (old) PC must be running Windows XP. If a user wants to upgrade their operating system but not their hardware, then PCmover Windows Upgrade Assistant is the tool they need. Whatever the scenario, we have the right tool to help users move from Windows XP quickly and easily.”

According to Laplink’s research, as many as 30% of Windows XP users at North American businesses would prefer to upgrade their existing computers to Windows 7 or 8 rather than replace them. Many users over the past few years downgraded their new PCs to Windows XP and now need to upgrade.

PCmover Windows Upgrade Assistant is the best solution for such “in-place” upgrades. No other tool can perform a direct upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7 on the same hardware, and no other tool supports cross architecture upgrades (32-bit to 64-bit scenarios).

“Before upgrading an existing Windows XP machine, it is critical to be certain the hardware is capable of running a newer version of Windows,” added Koll. “Especially for consumers, I can’t stress this enough. Most – perhaps close to 90% - should not be attempting to upgrade their Windows XP computer. They need new hardware. But whether upgrading the operating system or moving to new hardware, Laplink has the right tool to help – and with 24/7 live assistance.”

PCmover Express for Windows XP is available for download from, PCmover Professional can be purchased here at 60 percent off for just $23.95 (available only to Windows XP users for a limited time), and PCmover Windows Upgrade Assistant can be purchased from for under $30. Physical copies of PCmover Professional (which include a high-speed transfer cable and bonus software SafeErase) are available from,, 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.

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