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Easy Tool for Moving from Windows7 to Windows10

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Here is a good tool for moving all data from one legacy Windows7 install to a new Windows10 machine.  Laplink makes a product called PCMover Express, that is free for the this transition.  Support for Microsoft’s Windows 7 operating system ends in just under two months! To help users transition to a new Windows 10 PC, Laplink is offering a free copy of its PCmover software to help you get started—though there are a couple of catches.

With Laplink—a piece of software that’s been around seemingly forever—you don’t need to worry too much about configuration; Laplink promises to do it for you. With PCmover Express, the software will move your files, settings, and profiles from a Windows 7 PC to a new Windows 10 PC.

Backing up these folders won’t save your system profiles and settings, as Laplink offers to do. But if you’re still on Windows 7, you’ll want to start preparing for the transition as Microsoft’s support deadline nears. Finally—and this is an odd catch—the target Windows 10 computer must have an Intel processor inside. Intel, which is promoting the deal, has apparently made it a condition of the software: The free PCmover Express offer is here, while the ”open” version of PCMover Express costs $29.95. Another catch? PCMover Express doesn’t transfer applications, so if you have Office, or games, or utilities, or whatnot—they won’t transfer over. For that, you’ll need PCMover Professional. (Based on some of the user reviews, however, some data, such as email, has trouble transferring over even when using the Professional version.)

Laplink promises to do it for you. With PCmover Express, the software will move your files, settings, and profiles from a Windows 7 PC to a new Windows 10 PC.  I highly recommend testing this first before actually doing a full migration.  There are several tools of this nature on the market.