Bellevue, Wash. (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 -- Laplink® Software Inc. announced today that a version of the world’s top-selling migration software will be offered to Windows 10 Technical Preview users at no cost.
“Just as in Windows 8.1, the Windows 10 Technical Preview does not natively support appropriate migration scenarios,” stated Thomas Koll, Laplink’s CEO. “We recognize that many users of Windows 10 will want to perform a migration but won’t be able to do so easily. Because Laplink is a partner with and supporter of Microsoft, we’re cooperating with Microsoft to make using Windows 10 Technical Preview as easy and productive as possible.”
In the past, Windows Easy Transfer was a viable option for migrating user data and settings, but (as is true for Windows 8.1) the Windows 10 Technical Preview significantly restricts the functionality of Windows Easy Transfer. First, only data can be migrated and only via external media, such as an external hard drive. Migrations cannot be performed over a network or using a direct-connect transfer cable, nor are Windows Easy Transfer Cables supported. Lastly, the source PC must be running Windows 7 or 8 – it cannot be running Windows 8.1 (and not XP, Vista or Windows 10).
PCmover does not have these limitations. All versions of Windows (XP and later) are fully supported by PCmover, as are transfers across a network or using a direct connect cable (Ethernet, Laplink or Windows Easy Transfer cable). And, PCmover transfers more than just data – user profiles, settings, application settings, and much more can be migrated. (The Professional version of PCmover is necessary for application migration.)
“It is important to Laplink that Windows 10 be a success,” continued Koll. “We’re committed to doing everything we can to support Microsoft and facilitate this Technical Preview process. That’s why we’re partnering with Microsoft and offering our migration tool free of charge to users who are testing Windows 10.”
Microsoft previously selected PCmover as its recommended migration tool for Windows XP users desiring to migrate to a new PC. That version of PCmover is available direct from Microsoft.
Laplink also offers PCmover Enterprise, allowing IT to manage migrations even for unmanaged PCs. It’s the fastest growing enterprise migration solution. No cost, no obligation evaluations are offered on Laplink’s website.
PCmover Express can be downloaded directly from Laplink’s website and used at no cost for migrations to Windows 10 Technical Preview at http://www.laplink.com/PCmover-Windows-10-Technical-Preview.
Laplink is scheduled to release a new version of PCmover specifically for Windows 10 in the first half of 2015 with cloud integration, industry-leading 24/7 Free Transfer Assistance, and more new features.
PCmover Professional, Laplink’s flagship migration solution which includes support for application migration and other unique features including the ability to migrate directly from a hard drive to a new PC, is available from Laplink.com, Microsoft.com, 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.
Ashley Catlett, Laplink Software, Inc, +1 (425) 952-6027, [email protected]