There are some guides on the internet telling you how to Upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7. All these guides tell you how to upgrade from Windows XP to Windows 7, but there is a limitation that you can’t transfer the installed programs in windows xp to windows 7 and also some other settings too. Windows users might have been disappointed when it was known that there is no direct upgrade option available from Windows XP to Windows 7.
The users need to format the current Windows XP partition and install Windows 7 over it losing all settings and files in Windows XP or the users can install windows 7 on a different partition and dual boot Windows Xp and Windows 7.
There was one correct way to transfer all settings, files, installed applications, program data, documents etc. to windows 7 from windows xp, it was done by first upgrading windows xp to windows vista and then upgrading windows vista to windows 7. But it’s a time eating process.
So other guides came up telling you to transfer windows xp to windows 7 using the migration wizard application in windows 7 DVD. Using migration wizard application users can transfer account settings, documents etc to windows 7 from windows xp but the program settings and installed programs wont work in windows 7 as the registry settings were not transferred. You need to manually reinstall all your programs installed in windows xp to Windows 7.
Windows users need not to worry as Laplink Software comes to compensate the shortcomings of Windows 7 in-place upgrades with PCmover. PCmover is capable of allowing end users to perform special “in-place” upgrades from XP to Windows 7.
According to Lap Link software,
PCmover is the ONLY migration utility that moves programs, files, and settings from your old PC to your new PC. Simply install PCmover on both your old and new computers and go! PCmover will determine which programs, files, and settings need to be moved, and when the transfer is complete, your new computer will have the personality and functionality of your old PC as well as all of its own pre-installed software. Works with almost any Windows operating system.
How to Use PC Mover to Upgrade From Windows XP to Windows 7
- Install PCmover on the Windows XP computer to be upgraded.
- Run PCmover and select the upgrade option.
- Install Windows 7, selecting the “do not reformat” option.
- Install and run PCmover which will automatically restore all applications, files, and
Pc mover can move your Installed applications and their associated settings/registry entries, including any custom software, Microsoft Office, Design Programs, PC Games, Instant Messengers, Financial and Tax Software, Spreadsheets, Photos, Videos, Music, Podcasts, Desktop Backgrounds, Icons, Browser Settings, Favorites/Bookmarks, Internet & Network Settings from Windows XP or Windows Vista to Windows 7 easily. If your computer has multiple users, PCmover gives you the option to migrate some or all of the users at once. PC mover not only works for windows Xp, but also is designed to automatically migrate older Windows releases to Windows 7.
If you have 32-bit Vista and wish to upgrade to 64-bit Windows 7 in order to address more than four gigabytes of memory, that upgrade is not supported by Microsoft. PCmover properly handles all issues related to 32-bit and 64-bit upgrades and migrations.
However, this magical software is not a freeware. If your old settings and files are so important to you then you can buy PC mover.
Home users will be able to buy PCmover Home, with a price tag of under $40, but Laplink is also offering volume licenses to business customers, withPCmover Enterprise available for less than $10 per migration.
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