Investing in a new computer means benefiting from the latest technology and provides you with the ability to run software faster than before. But the chances are that your old computer was not only packed with the software you have become used to working with but was also customised and configured in various ways. The process of manually configuring these personal settings and reinstalling all of your software can be a lengthy one, but Laplink PCmover can help by taking care of this arduous task for you.
Express can move your settings, user information, Windows customisation and more to a new computer in a fraction of the time it would take to do so manually. All that is needed is a network connection, removable media such as CDs, DVDs or a USB drive, or a Laplink USB cable, and in a matter of minutes, your new computer can be made to feel like home.
You can choose which files and folders you would like to keep, but the Express edition does not allow you to move installed applications, so if you wanted to move your software, move up to Home or Professional.
The entire process is wizard-based so there is no scope for going wrong, but migrations can be reversed if necessary. Simple install and run the program and both computers and start the transfer process on the new machine - you will be guided through every step of the way and your new computer will be ready to use before you know it.
Note that this the basic Express edition of Laplink PCmover, which enables you to move all your settings (but not installed software) and a single user account. If you want to select the applications you want to move to your new computer or select the user accounts you want to migrate, consider the Professional edition of PCmover. A comparison chart can be viewed on the Laplink website.
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PCmover can migrate your PC across a network, Laplink USB cable, Windows Easy Transfer Cable or any type of removable media that can be read by both PCs. If your computer has multiple users, PCmover Express can only move one, so consider moving up to Professional if you want to move all your user accounts. The security information about file ownership and access control is preserved for each user. You can even use PCmover to migrate your PC to an Intel-based Mac using VMware Fusion, Parallels or Bootcamp.
Note that PCmover does not include the file transfer cable. You can purchase this separately from this store.
Most system performance issues are often a result of other software clashing with your brand new software. For instance, security software can clash with a background process, such as a system maintenance tool or defragmentation software. Another cause of system slowdown, is a result of two software applications performing a similar task. As an example, Windows includes a firewall switched on as a default. Your new security suite is likely to include a firewall. You only need one firewall running. In this example, try turning off your system firewall.
Uninstalling Your New Software
Occasionally you may need to either temporarily or permanently remove your new software.
On a Windows computer, go to the Control Panel and choose Programs and Features. Locate the program within the list, then click it to highlight it. Finally, click the Uninstall button at the top of the list and follow the instructions to remove the program from your PC.
On an Apple Mac computer, using Finder, locate the Applications folder. Within the Applications folder, find the name of the application you wish to remove. Simply drag the icon to your Trash icon in your dock. Empty the Trash to remove the files from your computer.
Still Having Problems?
If you cannot solve your system performance issues or are struggling to remove your software, we advise contacting the software manufacturer. If you placed an order, see the section in the order which states Support options. Alternatively, go to the Contact Us page to contact store support directly.