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The ONLY Software that Moves
Your Programs, Files and Settings!

The easiest way to set up a new pc!

PCmover is the ONLY software that automatically transfers or restores all selected files, settings, user profiles, and even programs from an old PC to a new one, or old operating system to a new one. Transfer everything across a Laplink High-Speed Ethernet cable, wireless or wired network, or Laplink USB Transfer Cable. And because 90% of transferred are installed ready-to-use on the new PC, there's usually no need find old CDs, previously downloaded programs, serial number or license codes.* Learn More

*Applications may require re-entry of a license code or re-activation on the new PC. Certain system settings and applications may not be transferred due to their incompatibility with the operating system on the new PC

pcmover professional

PCmover Professional is our premium version with full functionality, including the ability to:

  • • Transfer everything from an old PC to a new one
  • • Upgrade your current PC to a newer version of Windows OS leaving nothing behind; no
      need to transfer data to/from external storage and no need to reinstall applications
  • • Rescue an old hard drive; restore everything from an old hard drive to a new PC
  • • Restore an image to a new PC with a different version of Windows without
      overwriting anything

Fully selective and easy to customize your migration. No restrictions, no limits. Learn More

$59.95 | €47,95 | £41.95

pcmover professional for windows xp

Transfer all of your selected programs, files and settings from a Windows XP PC to your new PC. PCmover Professional for Windows XP can help you transfer to Windows 7, 8, 8.1. Special Discount - 60% OFF
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$23.95 | €18,95 | £15.95

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what you need to know for a smooth migration experience

Before contacting Laplink for support related to PCmover Express, please read the Frequently Asked Questions Below.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What does PCmover Express do?

  • PCmover Express will copy all of your files and settings – all data files, music, videos, email, user profiles, and other parts of the “personality” of a Windows XP computer – to a new PC running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. The transfer experience is fully customizable if you choose; for example, you can de ‐ select certain folders or file ‐ types you do not want to copy to your new PC, or choose to transfer only certain users.

  • How do I know if I am on Windows XP?

  • To find out if you are on Windows XP, please go to

  • What do I need to know before I use PCmover Express?

  • The logged ‐ in user must have administrator level permissions. If you are on a corporate network, you might be a domain user. To migrate a domain user, the new PC must first be “joined” to the domain and you must have logged into the domain at least once.

    You can download the complete user guide here.

    Some things to remember:
      1) Internet connectivity is required for the new PC to activate and register PCmover.
      2) Laptops should be plugged in and not rely on battery power during the transfer process.
      3) Screen savers, hibernation settings, and power ‐ saving options on both PCs should be turned OFF.
      4) You will need to download and install PCmover on both the new and old PC. Then start by running PCmover
         on your old PC and follow the on ‐ screen instructions

  • Where can I get PCmover Express?

  • PCmover Express is available here free of charge from Microsoft. If you would like to move applications as well as files and settings, other versions of PCmover – such as PCmover Professional – are available from Laplink and most software retailers. Learn more about PCmover Professional here. A list of retailers who sell PCmover is available here.

  • Doesn’t PCmover Express transfer applications from an old PC to a new PC?

  • PCmover Express does not transfer applications. Laplink is offering PCmover Professional at a special price which includes the ability to transfer applications that are compatible with your new PC.

  • How do I connect my old PC and my new PC to facilitate the transfer?

  • If both PCs are on the same network (wired or wireless), PCmover will automatically connect the two PCs and transfer data across the network. Or, you can directly connect the PCs using a Laplink high‐speed transfer cable. If you buy the physical boxed version of PCmover, it comes with a Laplink cable. A list of retailers that sell PCmover is available here.

  • Does PCmover Express transfer my email? Where is it?

  • If you were using Outlook Express on your Windows XP computer, PCmover will transfer the related data, files and settings. Depending on the e‐mail application installed on the new PC, if you perform the transfer first and then run the e‐mail application on the new PC, all your mail and related settings should be import automatically. If not, you may need to do a manual import.

    If you were using Outlook on your Windows XP computer, PCmover will move the related data, files and settings. IMPORTANT: If Outlook is already installed on the new PC and you must first perform the data transfer and then run Outlook for the first time so that all of your mail and related settings are automatically imported. If Outlook has already been configured and used on the new PC prior to the transfer, the data transferred from your old PC will be copied to a different profile (i.e., different .PST file) on your new PC.

  • What if I need help using PCmover Express?

  • Laplink offers Free Transfer Assistance, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for all PCmover users. Just call one of Laplink’s certified transfer experts toll ‐ free and they will guide you through the entire transfer process, making it easy to set up a new PC regardless of technical expertise. (Available in English only.) Learn more

  • What does PCmover Express change on my old PC?

  • Nothing. PCmover does not delete anything on your old PC. Laplink recommends using SafeErase to securely delete all data from your old PC to protect your privacy (and possibl identify theft). Do not sell or donate your old PC before ensuring your personal data cannot be recovered.

  • Does PCmover Express overwrite anything on my new PC?

  • No. PCmover is safe to use because you won’t lose any data on your new PC; files and settings that already exist on your new PC are not changed or overwritten.

  • Can I use PCmover Express to upgrade my existing PC’s operating system from XP to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1?

  • Performing an “in ‐ place upgrade” may not be ideal for your computer. Be sure to consider all of the details first. If you decide to do this, PCmover Windows Upgrade Assistant makes it easy to keep all your files, setting, user profiles, personalization, and even applications which are compatible with your new operating system. And, it’s the only way to perform an in ‐ place upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, 8, or 8.1. Learn more Note: PCmover Express does not support in ‐ place upgrades on the same computer, only transfers from a Windows XP PC to a PC running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1.

  • If my old computer won’t turn on, can I still use PCmover Express to get everything off my old hard drive?

  • No, but you can use PCmover Image & Drive Assistant to perform a complete transfer from an old hard drive (or an “image” of an old hard drive) to a new PC. It will transfer all selected programs, files, and settings from an image or hard drive to a new PC without overwriting anything, leaving the Windows operating system on the new PC unchanged. Learn more Note: PCmover Express only supports migrations from a properly functioning Windows XP PC to a PC running Windows 7, 8, or 8.1.
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