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From the desk of Neil Minetto: PCmover makes the transition to a new computer easy, convenient, and automatic.

In a recent article posted by Patrick Marshall of the Seattle Times, reader Mary Edwards asked about PCmover.

“I recently heard of a program called PCmover from Laplink software that claims to make transfers easy, but I’m not sure it’s worth the money or even if it will help me out. What do you think?”

Patrick talks knowledgeably about his positive experience with PCmover and replies to Edwards’ question about the cost of the program.

“As for whether it’s worth $59.95 to make the move just once, that’s your call. It certainly saves time and the hassle of locating old programs, discs, copying bookmarks, etc.

Marshall effectively asks the same question we should all be asking.

What’s your time worth?

I’m guessing you answered that question with two words — a lot.

Well, I’ve got three more for you.

Join the club.

No, seriously. In a study Laplink® conducted with Intel® and Microsoft®, we discovered there are two top reasons why people put off buying a new computer.

One, prohibitively high price points.

And two, they dread losing a weekend to manually moving files, data, settings, and apps to the new machine.

To give you an idea of what they’re talking about, one of the most time-consuming processes involved in moving from one PC to another is manually re-downloading and re-installing all your programs. And if that wasn’t time consuming enough, then you have to go hunt down all the serial numbers you purchased to activate each application.

Not sure about you, but that’s my whole Saturday blasted, my kids are mad at me, and I’m not even done yet.

That still leaves the issue of reconstructing all my personal settings for each program and my Windows OS. Plus, most new PCs come with multiple drives, so if I want to move my files around to optimize storage on a smaller SSD, or simply make items easier to find, I have to reconfigure my Windows default file storage.

…aaand there goes my Sunday tee time and evening with the wife.

Thankfully, I’m here to tell you what most people don’t know.

There's an app for that! (Thanks, Apple®.)

PCmover® is the only app of its kind recommended by Microsoft, Intel and all major OEMs...it’s Laplink’s flagship product for a reason.

It makes the move to a new PC completely painless.

In fact, it is, quite literally, a simple, three-step process.

  1. Install it on both PCs. PCmover will automatically detect and connect the PCs.
  2. Walk through the transfer wizard as PCmover guides you through choosing what you want to move.
  3. And go! Once everything is configured with just a few clicks, you can walk away, and PCmover does the rest.

But don’t take my word for it. Time and time again, we hear from users that PCmover not only saved their weekend but also their sanity, by quickly, seamlessly, and automatically resolving each of those weekend-ruining issues.

One such happy customer says,

I followed the instructions to install the program on both computers, connected them via the provided ethernet cable, started the transfer, then went to bed. When I woke up, the new computer was set up exactly like my old one. All desktop shortcuts were in place and functional. All programs were successfully installed and operational...Overall, PCmover is the easiest and fastest way I've found to transfer data AND PROGRAMS between computers.” (Read the full review on Amazon.)

Oh, and did you hear about Windows 11?

It’s coming out this holiday season, so if you want to take advantage of the new OS when you upgrade your PC, I promise you PCmover is the easiest way to do it.

Thanks again, Patrick, for prompting the question on all our minds when we spring for a new PC.

Can I set up my new PC and get some time back, too?

If you use PCmover, I'm happy to say the answer is, ABSOLUTELY!

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