Comparison Series – PCmover vs. Windows Easy Transfer

We get tons of questions about how PCmover compares to other utilities out there and so we are starting a comparison series. The first in the series is PCmover vs. Windows Easy Transfer.

PCmove VS. Windows Easy Transfer

In comparison to PCmover Professional, Windows Easy Transfer (WET) provides an incomplete migration experience and does not transfer everything you need from your old PC.

WET is a migration utility that can be downloaded for XP and is available on Vista and Windows 7. With this tool, users can move limited types of files and settings stored on their computers. It provides an incomplete migration experience as it can only transfer certain Windows settings and data files.

PCmover is a complete and precise migration utility. It allows users to move entire applications, documents, settings, user profiles and folders. Through a step-by-step easy to use migration wizard, PCmover will automatically move your entire “PC personality” from one computer to another. PCmover will not affect the source computer and will only copy what the user wants from the source PC. If you forget to move something over, go back and undo the migration and bring over everything you want. Continue reading

Windows Vista Upgrade FAIL

PC World is reporting some users attempting to upgrade to Windows 7 from Windows Vista are getting stuck in an endless reboot loop.

According to one user post on Microsoft’s support forum the upgrade failed on the last step:

“All the promises of stability and simplicity, and now there are so many problems with installation,” said one forum user named “Derrty.” I can’t even access my laptop nor do I have the ability to roll my system back to Vista. All indications are the install removed any trace of Vista.”

Microsoft points users to a document on their support site. The article states, “When attempting to upgrade from Windows Vista to Windows 7 the upgrade attempt may fail with the message ‘This version of Windows could not be installed, Your previous version of Windows has been restored, and you can continue to use it’ “However, the next reboot of the machine will launch the upgrade process again only to fail with the same message.”

If you’d like an easy way to upgrade to Windows 7, click here.