January 14, 2020: Windows 7 End of Support With the events of this year, January seems more like a different lifetime than merely 6 months ago. And while the date may not make history books as a top event of 2020, January 14 marked an important date in the world of technology: the end of extended support for Windows 7. What was Windows 7 End … Continue reading Counting Patches: A Look Back Since Windows 7 End of Support
Migrating To Work From Home The role of the home office and personal computer has seen massive changes in the last three months. With the novel coronavirus continuing its reign across the world, our lives are now somewhat used to these changed living conditions. In regard to the workforce, there have been the obvious increased needs to work from home while maintaining productivity levels, regardless … Continue reading Work From Home With Laplink
Now Available: PCmover Windows Store Edition Sometimes we all wish life came with an “easy” button. Just press and boom – the house is cleaned, you arrive in a far-off exotic location with no jet lag, and all your tech is upgraded! But with apologies to Staples, we’ve yet to make a real-life “easy button.” Life’s just not that simple. The good news is that … Continue reading PCmover Windows Store Edition: As easy as a click of a button
Deploying a new PC for a remote or home office user is always a challenge, particularly in IT environments that aren’t heavily managed. The question becomes, “what is the easiest way to configure the new PC to look and act just like the old PC?” Manually copying information and installing applications nearly always results in follow-up Service Desk; the user doesn’t have all their applications, or can’t find where certain data ended up. With the recent dramatic increase in remote work (likely including some, or all, of your IT staff), scaling this type of manual migration effort is nearly impossible. Enter, the need for a remote user migration solution.
Today, we have a guest post from our very own Tom Coyle, Senior Enterprise Solution Architect, & Tim Worcester, Director of Customer Experience!
PCmover, the only migration solution recommended by Microsoft and Intel, makes this task easy. With a PCmover migration, the new PC will work and feel just like the old PC, including all user data, profile, and application settings – and even the applications themselves. PCmover, by default, running as a completely “vanilla” configuration, will automatically locate and transfer the applications and all user data to a new environment. With some simple planning and minimal configuration, your users can even drive their own migrations. This dramatically reduces the need to engage IT resources.
This guide gives a brief overview of how PCmover can help you perform a flawless remote user migration quickly and easily. PCmover is extremely flexible and can accommodate nearly any real-world use case. Here, we offer three common scenarios as examples. For help with your specific use case, contact Laplink for a one-on-one discussion, demonstration, or a trial license.
Examples of Common Scenarios
1) Migration for minimally-managed remote office PCs
The race against time is over. As of today, Microsoft has stopped Windows® 7 updates and support. In their own words, PCs continuing to run Windows 7 are “more vulnerable to security risks and viruses.” Security breaches and cyberattacks aren’t things organizations can afford to take lightly. Enter: the Windows 7 Migration Kit. What If You Stay? For those who are weighing the pros and … Continue reading Windows 7 Migration Kit
If you know anything about Laplink, you understand that we’ve been around for a long, LONG time. We’ve handled almost every major Windows transition – from DOS to 95 to XP to Windows 8. Now we’ve hit another big milestone in Microsoft’s OS journey. Windows 7 end of support is January 14, 2020 and you must move to Windows 10 or pay to stay. Look, … Continue reading Windows 7 End of Support = It’s Always Messy!
It’s hard to believe that in less than six months Microsoft will end support for Windows 7, which has been an incredibly successful product. Strictly speaking, come January 14, 2020, the OS will continue to work, but unless you want to pay for “extended security updates” (only available for the Pro and Enterprise versions, not Home), you’re unnecessarily burdening yourself with significant security risks. Experts … Continue reading Laplink Announces Free Pilots and New Products!
Now Available: PCmover Business Version 11! We pleased to announce the release of our newest version of PCmover Business. PCmover, the top-selling PC migration software, is the only software of its kind recommended by Microsoft, Intel, and major PC manufacturers. PC Migration Software for Business & IT Professionals PCmover Business provides small to medium-sized organizations advanced migration options to greatly reduce the time to deploy … Continue reading PCmover Business – The Recommended PC Migration Software for SMB
Are you ready for Windows 7 EOS? The End of Support (EOS) of Microsoft’s Window 7 is quickly approaching. Starting January 14, 2020, Microsoft will no longer release security updates or bug fixes, discontinuing support altogether. Earlier this month, Laplink CEO Thomas Koll shared his thoughts on the upcoming Windows 7 EOS, and the value of a solution like PCmover. Do you have a plan? … Continue reading The Recommended Windows 7 EOS Migration Solution
May 15, 2019 marks 36 years as a global leader in data transfer and migration software. Let’s celebrate with free PCmover software! Celebrate with us To celebrate these years of growth and success, we’re giving away software to subscribers of our mailing list! Consumers get a free PCmover Express copy. We’re also giving a complimentary copy of PCmover Profile Migrator to IT professionals at organizations large and … Continue reading Free PCmover Software for Laplink’s Birthday!
It’s time now. In less than 10 months Microsoft® will officially end support of Windows 7®. Unlike with previous operating systems, Microsoft has offered customers the continuation of security updates for a period of time as part of a Windows subscription. The price will be $25-50 dollars per PC going up to $100 to $200 in year 3. Unless organizations have vital applications that will … Continue reading PCmover tackles headaches caused by Windows 7 EOS
For over twenty years, I have been a proponent of what we now call “cloud computing.” Back in the 90’s, the approach was more simple, but the need “for cultural transformation in large enterprises and for productivity in small business” (Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO, 2018) existed back then as it does today. Microsoft currently wants to transition customers into a “paradigm of people-centered” experiences. To … Continue reading New Software Release: PCmover Profile Migrator
Laplink and Microsoft partnered to offer PCmover Express for Windows XP to support PC migrations of data and settings from a Windows XP machine to a Windows 10 machine. Continue reading Laplink Solves Hidden Dangers of Moving off Windows XP
In a day and age where it’s very common to have multiple devices–a smartphone, a tablet, a laptop, and maybe even a desktop computer–it’s important to have the files and folders you need synced between all of your devices. Continue reading Sync all your devices
Proven solutions like PCmover® Enterprise are not always known within many IT Organizations. Continue reading Windows 10 Impact on IT Departments: Part III
A survey found that 71% of businesses plan to migrate to Windows 10 in the next 18 months, having significant impact on IT departments. Continue reading Windows 10 Impact on IT Departments: Part I
Windows 10, Microsoft’s newest operating system, released July 29. Here are 5 reasons to upgrade to Windows 10. Continue reading 5 improvements in new Windows 10 OS
With the release of Windows 10 now available, users who have downloaded the technical preview were relieved to see the return of a familiar Windows 7 user interface. Though when Windows 7 was released in 2009, mobile was not as prevalent as it is now; thus, the Windows 10 improvements and implementations of a mobile-friendly interface make it the ideal operating system for longtime holdouts … Continue reading Windows 10: the integrated OS for desktop and mobile users
PCmover is the solution to the Windows upgrade problems by providing direct migration paths from an old Windows PC to a newer one. Continue reading A Solution to the Windows Upgrade Dilemma
What will you do with your old PC? Sell it? Throw it away? Did you know that when you delete data under Windows, it is not truly “deleted”? Continue reading Recycle or Resell your old PC safely