Migrate Data from XP with PCmover Express, a Free Tool from Microsoft and Laplink
Article by George Norman
On 07 Mar 2014
Support for Windows XP is finally coming to an end. Microsoft will stop supporting the operating system on the 8th of April, 2014. It’s about time, some might say. The operating system has been around for more than 12 years now – it has been supported for an incredibly long period of time!

If you’re still using XP and you want to migrate to a modern operating system, then you need to know about PCmover Express for Windows XP, a tool developed by Microsoft in partnership with Laplink. The tool, which is offered for free, lets you transfer files and settings from one PC to another.

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Microsoft’s Windows XP is a true success story. It has been used by millions and millions of users around the world and it’s been around for more than a decade. It was rolled out to the public on the 25th of October 2001, which means that Microsoft supported the operating system for more than 12 years. According to a report from Net Market Share, Windows XP is still found on almost 30% of computers that connect to the Internet.

The success story is going to come to an end this April. Microsoft will end support for Windows XP come the 8th of April 2014.



This means that Microsoft will pull the plug on the following:
  • No more maintenance updates for Windows XP.
  • No more technical assistance for Windows XP.
  • No more security updates for Windows XP.
  • No more Microsoft Security Essentials for Windows XP.
Now that support for XP is ending, I once again tell you that it is time to let go. It is time to migrate to a modern operating system. Windows 7 for example is a very good choice. Windows 8 is good too, but I prefer Windows 7.

If you plan to upgrade and you want an efficient tool to help you migrate your data, then you need to know about PCmover Express for Windows XP, a tool developed by Microsoft in partnership with Laplink. Offered for the great price of free, this tool can copy files and settings from your old Windows XP-powered machine to a new machine powered by Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 8.1.

“This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from your old PC to your new device, transferring across your home or work network, and even enables Windows XP users to customize exactly what they want to bring over to their new device,” explained Microsoft’s Brandon LeBlanc.

Microsoft made PCmover Express available for download via WindowsXP.com.



As mentioned above, PCmover Express is a free tool.
It must be mentioned here that Laplink offers a paid version called PCmover Professional. This version is capable of migrating apps from one PC to another.





Tags: Microsoft, Windows, Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 9, Laplink, PCmover Express, PCmover Professional
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