BELLEVUE, Wash., July 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Laplink Software, Inc. announced today that the latest version of PCmover, optimized for Windows 10, is available for no cost at http://www.laplink.com/freePCmoverWin10.
"With the removal of Windows Easy Transfer from Windows 10, users need a migration solution," explained Thomas Koll, Laplink's CEO. "Manually transferring everything to a new PC is a pain. It's time-consuming, difficult, and almost every user will leave something behind in the process. But with PCmover it's fast and easy. PCmover not only saves your data — it saves your weekend."
The free software, called PCmover Express, transfers user profiles, data, and settings. While PCmover Express does not transfer applications, users interested in this service have the option to purchase PCmover Professional. PCmover Express is free only for personal noncommercial use and only if the destination PC is running Windows 8.1 or Windows 10. Commercial users must purchase a license for the unrestricted version of PCmover Express, which is priced at about $20.
In 2014, with Windows Easy Transfer no longer supporting XP users, Laplink and Microsoft partnered to provide PCmover Express for Windows XP, a free data transfer tool for XP users. That software is available at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/en-us/xp/transfer-your-data.aspx.
"As a strong partner with Microsoft and the leader in migration software, it makes sense for Laplink to be providing Windows 10 users with a replacement for Easy Transfer," continued Koll. "I've personally been using Windows 10 for almost a year now and believe it will be adopted more quickly than any previous version of Windows. And because PCmover reduces a potential barrier for users to move to Windows 10, it will help accelerate that rate of adoption."
If a user is setting up a new Windows 8.1 PC, they can choose to use PCmover to transfer everything from their old PC and then upgrade to Windows 10. Or, the new PC can be first upgraded to Windows 10 and then users can perform the migration.
Like recent versions of PCmover, the latest releases – even the free software – include Laplink's unique no-cost 24/7 transfer assistance to be sure users have a smooth migration experience.
"In a day when customer service too often is voice robots or user-managed online forums, we're offering hands-on, step-by-step live help from a professional technician who remotely guides the entire process," added Koll. "And because PCmover doesn't change anything on the old PC, doesn't overwrite anything on the new PC, and has a one-click undo option, it's truly risk free to use."
For larger organizations, Laplink offers an enterprise version of PCmover, which allows IT to manage migrations, even for unmanaged PCs. Already in use by thousands of major companies and organizations, it continues to be the fastest growing enterprise migration solution on the market. Complimentary evaluations of PCmover Enterprise are available from Laplink's website.
For over 30 years, Laplink has been the leader in consumer and enterprise software for Windows migration and refresh projects, disk imaging, file synchronization and more. The privately-held company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington.
SOURCE Laplink Software, Inc.