PCmover Professional and Business support three 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 first scenario is the most common scenario where you deploy to a new PC and replace an existing desktop, moving the data, settings and applications from the old to the new PC through the network. Some companies prefer a USB cable to reduce the traffic on the network or for offline migrations.
PCmover® Professional and Business editions make the migration process effective and cost-efficient. PCmover is an OS-independent transfer tool that allows users to migrate from Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, and 8.1 to Windows 10. PCmover transfers all selected applications, data, and settings to a new PC, including user accounts, applications’ environments, applications’ add-ons, background pictures, favorites, and more.
You can watch a PCmover tutorial video here.
In our next post, we will talk about PCmover’s second supported migration scenario.