Laplink software has released PCmover Ultimate, a package designed for transferring programmes, files and settings from one PC to another.
The software, which the vendor claims is the only programme of its kind, can also conduct an in-place upgrade of an existing PC to Windows 7 and restore the image of an old Windows machine or hard drive to a new one, without overwriting the new operating system.
PCmover connects to computers via a network, USB 2.0, a high-Speed transfer cable or any type of removable media that can be read by both PCs.
According to the vendor, an easy-to-use wizard helps users set up the transfer within ten minutes, while the multiple user transfer option can be used to move all profiles in a single migration.
Intel-based Mac users running Apple Boot Camp, Parallels Desktop or VMware Fusion for Mac can also use the software to transfer files, settings and applications from PC to Mac.
Victoria Satterley of Channel Assist, Laplink’s UK representative partner, said: “Some products transfer files but not programs. Other products transfer your entire PC into a ‘virtual machine’ on your new PC – a time-consuming and complicated process that still leaves you using your old operating system.
“PCmover is the only migration utility that moves programs, files, and settings from one PC to another. Channel Assist is working with Laplink to consolidate and grow the UK business. We are very impressed by the initial sales of this product and are confident that Laplink has a real winner here."