PCmover Professional and Business support all migration scenarios:
Scenario 1: Migrate to a New Machine
- Direct peer-to peer transfer over cable or network
- File-based transfer using storage device
Scenario 2: Upgrade an old Windows PC to Windows 10
- Custom Windows 10 install
- Reformatted Windows 10 install
Scenario 3: Recover directly from a hard drive or VHD
- Physical drive restoration
- Image file restoration (mounted as VHD)
The third scenario PCmover supports is the transfer of applications, data, and settings from an image or hard drive to a new PC.
If the organization has images of a Windows XP PC and need the image restored to a new Windows 10 PC, there are no solutions from traditional image vendors (Symantec, Acronis, Paragon, etc.) However, with the right software, one can mount the image on the new PC, but the applications and settings will not work.
PCmover’s built-in technology called “Image & Drive Assistant” takes a unique approach to this issue by being the only software that can restore an old image to a new PC without overwriting anything on the new PC. Some companies take this functionality and optimize it for their normal PC deployment: an IT service professional will manually remove the hard drive from an old computer, attach it to the proper housing component, and connect it to the new PC with a compatible cable. While it adds complexity and is usually technician-driven, this scenario offers the fastest migration, especially in cases with full high capacity drives. If a PC is unresponsive, but the hard drive is in working order, PCmover’s Image and Drive Assistant function is the only way to transfer data, settings and applications to a new Windows system.
In most cases, larger organizations comprised of over 500 PCs will have prepared an image that is put on a new PC by the IT department, or as part of the factory process at the OEM or service provider.
Using PCmover makes these transfer processes easy, and the migration is completed in record time. Beyond end users, these are all optimal migration scenarios for an IT service provider to utilize for business customers, and resellers to use to market to IT departments.
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