pcmoverI purchased this program to migrate a ton of programs and files from my old computer onto my new computer. Being a novice at this kind of stuff, I wasn’t exactly sure what I needed, but found this little kit at a local Office Depot and decided to give it a try. It looked extremely simple, so I was a little skeptical.  In the box with the PC Mover program was a Laplink USB 1.1 silver cable and additional software called File Mover.

The basic system requirements are:

-Windows 95/98/NT 4.0/Me/2000/Media Center/XP (home & pro)

-Intel or compatible 486 DX or higher processor

-16 MB RAM

– 20 MB of hard disk space

– 20 MB of hard disk space

Set up went very smoothly, until I tried to actually start the transfer. The program was behaving like my connections were not complete. Going through the troubleshooting, I somehow came upon a solution as easy as switching the cables around, and it worked. Aside from that little glitch, everything worked perfectly.

The transfer time was fairly lengthy; however I had many programs and files to move. Keep in mind that some licensed programs may require you to insert the original disk, or enter your original program key code, just to verify that you are the owner of the program.  I still use File Mover occasionally to transfer items between computers, as a back-up measure.  I recommend PCmover based on the ease of use, and their product support. Many of the questions can be answered online through their FAQ section, along with the ability to get live help, via chat.