“File Storage Device” Migration

We got a great question the other day on twitter from @jethrosan and had to share it with you. He asked the following:

We sure do, it can be done with PCmover® using the “File Storage Device” migration option. So, if you are wanting to conduct an in-place upgrade of your existing PC to a CLEAN install of Windows® 7 here are the steps to complete this type of migration:

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Laplink Laptop Giveaway – It’s So Green!!

This bad boy has green certifications up the yin-yang! It’s holdin’ an EPEAT Silver, ENERGY STAR® and RoHS compliance certifications. Of course the LED display is energy efficient but even the packaging is made from 100% recyclable goods. And, because the ink on the packaging is non-toxic, you can re-recycle the box so it can be used for another laptop (maybe even a FREE one!). It’s so green, the laptop and this tree became instant best-friends!

Aren’t they cute together??

Laplink Laptop Giveaway – Frisbee!!

Offices get stuffy and hot… Then you look outside and see a nice breeze and a grass field that looks so inviting you want to drop all your work and go frolic! Forget bringing toys to work, you can take this thing with you anywhere. We weighed it – only 3.6 lbs with the battery! But is it really that great of a Frisbee?? Even though it’s super light and has a strong design, it’s a little scary to toss a laptop around…

Would you use your new ThinkPad Edge on your break?

Laplink Laptop Giveaway – Meet the PRIZE!

Processor: Intel Core2 Duo processor (1.3GHz, 3MB L2, 800MHz FSB)
Operating System: Genuine Windows 7 Professional 32
Display: 13.3 HD Glare – Heatwave Red-Gloss, Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD with low light sensitive camera
Total memory: 2 GB PC3-8500 DDR3 SDRAM 1067MHz SODIMM Memory
Hard Drive: 250 GB Hard Disk Drive, 5400rpm
Wireless: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000
Battery: 6 cell Li-Ion Battery

Now that you are all masters of how to compete, let’s have a look at what you are trying to win.

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Laplink Laptop Giveaway – Ready, Set, GO!!!

It’s here, the laptop giveaway that you don’t want to miss is finally here!. Today begins your chance to win one of two FREE Lenovo ThinkPad Edge laptops. You might be thinking, “What do I do now?” Let us tell you!

FIRST – Go to www.laplink.com/laptopgiveaway (aka Contest HQ) and follow the 4 steps to enter:

  1. Fill out the Entry Form
  2. “Like” our Facebook fan page
  3. “Follow” us on Twitter
  4. Talk to us and about us! Each time you do is an entry so the more times you enter the better chance you have of winning!

**Make sure to check out the How To page for the low-down with some suggestions on what to do!

Done?

Now, get out on the web (Facebook, Twitter, blogs and forums) and mention them keywords as much as you can. Hold up, don’t know what “them keywords” are? Here’s the list:

  • Laplink
  • PCmover
  • PCsync
  • Laplink DiskImage
  • Laplink SafeErase
  • Laplink Defrag
  • Laplink Everywhere
  • Laplink Gold
  • Laplink Switch & Sync

*Don’t alter these, otherwise we can’t track it!

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A Nibble…

Some of you have heard that we are giving away a couple NEW Lenovo ThinkPad Edges. Well you heard right and the contest is running next month! Below is a small nibble, to last you the weekend, of what will be going on:

The laptop giveaway will be a raffle of sorts. First, you enter the raffle by liking us on Facebook  AND following us on Twitter (Get step one out of the way NOW by clicking the appropriate links in the sidebar –>) When the contest begins (Oct. 18th) you get entries or “tickets” in the raffle by mentioning the below words on Facebook, Twitter, Blogs, Forums, etc. Continue reading

What’s Taking So Long?

Is this you?

You have been an avid PC user for years, but decided it was time to see what all the Mac hype is about. After the purchase you got it all set up, turned it on, and instantly felt lost. You looked at your PC wondering, “How can I ever use my Mac? Everything I need is on my PC…” So you turned the Mac of, and went back to work on your PC.

My guess is that with many PC to Mac “converts” it takes a significant amount of time to make the jump because who has the time to manually transfer all of your data over? And we all know how lame it is when you buy something and it takes a long time before you can really enjoy it.

Well PC to Mac converts, worry no more. We just released Laplink Switch & Sync™ “The Easiest Way to Switch & Sync from PC to Mac!”

With Laplink Switch & Sync, moving from PC to Mac is simple. Just install the software on both machines, connect them, follow the easy-to-use wizard and all of your files, folders, contacts, emails and calendars will be automatically converted and moved from your PC to your Mac. Yes, I said it, even emails, contacts and calendars! Switch & Sync works with Windows Mail, Outlook 200 and later and Outlook Express 6 and later to convert all of your data over to a Mac email platform such as Apple Mail and Entourage. This is a feature you can’t find elsewhere!

I know what you are thinking, “But I still want to keep my PC and use them both.” I am two steps ahead of you. Switch & Sync not only helps you MOVE from PC to Mac, it will also sync the computers together so you can use them in tandem.

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Trash Talk

Let’s discuss trash for a moment. A by-product of human existence, our trash never really goes away. Sure, some of it might biodegrade into the soil, but most of it, unfortunately, just hangs out. Your digital refuse isn’t much different – the files and folders you “delete” or toss in the Recycle Bin don’t actually disappear from your computer, just like the old newspaper you throw in the garbage doesn’t disappear from the planet.

The only difference between your physical trash and your digital trash is in what’s being thrown away. Think about it: most people are not going to be interested in tracking down and retrieving an empty jar of peanut butter or burnt-out light bulb, but those old excel documents of financial information that you “deleted” from your computer before throwing it away or selling it might have a bit more appeal.

Fortunately, there is software available to address this problem. Programs like Laplink SafeErase serve to securely delete whatever data you choose from hard drives, ensuring that your digital trash is protected from those who would pick through it. But what is it that these kinds of programs do that you can’t do yourself? Why is a piece of software like SafeErase so critical to wiping files off of your computer? Well, we’re glad you asked.

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Disk Imaging Technology Timeline

Remember when making a back-up of your data meant calling in a scribe and dictating for hours to the rhythm of a quillquill scratching on parchment? Well. Maybe not. But imaging technology has come a long way since the dark ages of quill8-bit graphics and floppy disks. Evolving since the early 90s, disk imaging technology has made three prominent leaps of progress over the last two decades, resulting in the imaging software we’re familiar with today.

Join us now, won’t you, for a journey along the Disk Imaging Technology Timeline:

511076668_b651d4e444_tEarly to mid 90s: Disk imaging and cloning technology becomes readily available to consumers, but is fairly limited in function. Users may use software to create an image of their PC, but that image is tied to the computer – images can only be restored to the same PC. The process requires a large number of floppy disks; tempers flare. Continue reading

Laplink partnership with Enterprise Integration – Interview with COO Tracey Brown

Laplink Software, Inc. and Enterprise Integration, Inc. today officially announced a partnership to provide Windows 7 upgrade services to enterprise clients throughout North America. We sat down with Tracey Brown, Enterprise Integration’s Chief Operations Officer, to find out a little more about the obstacles his clients face everyday and what computing trends he sees in the future.picture_bio_tracybrown_lg

What is the background of Enterprise Integration [EI]?

“EI has a rich background from both a technology delivery and a technology training perspective. As a company we thrive on the “Raving Fan” brand of service where going above and beyond for our customers is first and foremost in our action and intent.  We started off as a small business with a very big client and were able to leverage lessons learned, create a solid vision and execute to share that knowledge across a much larger base of mid-sized clients.  We are a managed service provider for all of IT Operations, from Service Desk to Operations Architecture Strategy.  We are Gold Microsoft Partner, Platinum Citrix, Advanced Cisco, VM Ware Enterprise, Riverbed and Net App.” Continue reading