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The only way to restore an
old image or hard drive to
a new PC!

PCmover Image & Drive Assistant™ is breakthrough software that complements ANY imaging solution available on the market today. Now, you can restore the image of an old Windows® PC (or old hard drive) to a new PC that has a different Windows operating system. All programs, files and settings are restored to the new PC without overwriting anything on the new PC, including the operating system. Even your programs are restored intact and ready to use!

Without PCmover Image & Drive Assistant, all the images of your Windows XP, Vista or 7 computer won’t help you set up a new PC if your existing one crashes. Imaging products on the market today are only able to restore an entire image including the operating system. That means using current imaging software to restore an image of a Windows XP, Vista or 7 PC to a computer running Windows 8 will overwrite everything, including Windows 8.

PCmover Image & Drive Assistant solves this problem. It is designed to work with all imaging software to allow any image to be restored to a PC with a different operating system without overwriting anything, including the new operating system. This process is called Operating System Independent Restore.

The easy-to-use wizard provides full selectivity and user control over exactly what is restored - you can choose everything or only selected programs, folders or file types. And with an easy 'Undo' feature and full money-back guarantee, PCmover Image & Drive Assistant is the smart choice for all your image restoration needs.

For more information, please read the User Guide!

When to use Image & Drive Assistant

Scenario #1

Your computer crashes, but the hard drive still runs. Remove the physical hard drive with the manufacturer’s instructions from your old PC, and connect it to your new PC with a high speed transfer cable. On the new PC, download PCmover Image & Drive Assistant and select an image transfer. You’ll be prompted to choose the drive to transfer from, and then PCmover will restore all or some of the programs, files, users and settings from the old hard drive to your new PC even if the new PC is running a different version of Windows. For example, the old PC might have been running XP and the new PC has Windows 10. Your new Windows 10 PC will have your old XP PC’s applications transferred and installed ready-to-use, and your personalized settings, user profiles, and files. But unlike other imaging software programs, PCmover does not overwrite your new Windows 10 PC’s settings or data with any of the old operating system’s data or settings.

Scenario #2

You have a PC running an older version of Windows that is stolen or fatally damaged but you have a saved image (copy) of it. On your new Windows 10 PC, you can use PCmover to restore that image and all of its files, settings, user profiles, and even programs to your new PC. If you use your imaging software to restore that old image, it will overwrite everything on your new PC including Windows 10! That’s where PCmover Image & Drive Assistant comes in. Simply mount the image as a virtual drive and use PCmover Image & Drive Assistant to restore everything you select to your new PC. Only PCmover Image & Drive Assistant has this ‘Operating System Independent Restore’ functionality.


Step 1: Mount Image/Drive

Mount the image or drive from the old PC on the new PC.

Step 2: Install

Install PCmover Image & Drive Assistant on the new computer.

Step 3: Restore and Done!

Click through the easy-to-use wizard to restore. Your computer has the same personality and functionality as before. No need to reinstall programs because PCmover did it for you.

PC Magazine

"How much is your time worth? A painstaking migration done manually can take a couple of days, and you can still miss stuff. A PCmover migration takes hours, and doesn't miss anything."

Barron's Magazine

"...I've never been able to get a new PC looking this much like its predecessor before, regardless of how many hours I invested...I let Laplink's PCmover Professional do the heavy lifting."