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PCMOVER ULTIMATE
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6261267
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Rating 3.6 out of 5 stars with 650 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Software works as advertised

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    Software was working but it took a very long time to run the transfer process. The first time I went to the store the sales associate had no idea that you had this software. I came back to return what I was given and found the correct software myself.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    the program locked up and had to be canceled

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    I had to down load a updated copy to both of my computers and while it was gathering the computer information it started to try to reconnect to the ether net cable port instead of the WI FI it was using. i tryed tech support and have not heard back from them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 1 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy this.

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    88GB to transfer after 10 hrs...23 hrs to go. If you are going to use this over WiFi...skip it. Pitiful software. No instructions. 2hr wait for tech support...but once they answered that were pleasant but unhelpful.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Pros mentioned:
    Ease of use, Instructions, Set up

    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use

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    PCMover was easy to install. It helped to print out the instructions. The transfer took less time as originally posted by the software.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works, but poor instructions

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This product worked like a champ to transfer all my files and photos from my old Lenovo PC to my new HP ENVY PC. It also transferred most of my programs. I used the customize setting to specify which programs I wanted to transfer. PCmover does an analysis and presents a chart showing which programs are transferable, which are likely transferable and which cannot be transferred, then you can choose which ones you want to transfer. I was able to screen out old programs I no longer used or which were associated with my old Lenovo. One of my"likely" programs did not transfer successfully but over 30 were successful. The downside lies with the instructions: the ones on the printed sheet did not totally match the ones on the disc so I opted to follow the disc and that worked. This also comes with a "free" trial eraser program (that can only be used for a limited time after which you have to buy it) to scrub the hard drive on your old computer . PCmover promotes using it as a routine maintenance tool to remove all traces of unwanted files from your computer. I took advantage of the hard drive erase feature to completely remove everything - operating system, partitions and all files - but it took several days to do this using the 3-pass process. The estimated time for the most secure 7-pass process was 35 weeks for about 2 TB of data!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Just Ok

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I used this to move apps, files and settings from an old computer to a new computer. It worked ok..... Perhaps I didn't read the features or details well but this doesn't really copy over everything but it does at least give you a report at the end of things that did or didn't copy over. Better than nothing. I probably would still be working at it if I tried to do it manually.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Not as easy as it should have been

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    It did what it was designed to do, but getting there wasn't exactly an easy process. First, there wasn't a software license key included in the packaging. So went to their online chat, and after 20 minutes or so of "oh, it has to be there somewhere" they finally believed me and generated one for me. Got it installed, and then my computers couldn't find each other on the WIFI. Went to their special chat for transfer problems, and their tech got that fixed and got the transfer started. Then, about 10 minutes into it, got a "network problem" error. Followed the steps, and didn't fix it. So canceled, put both laptops in the same room as the router, and let it run overnight. Same result. Was about to give up and buy one of their USB cables, when I found the option for using an external hard drive. Did that, and it finally ran the way it was supposed to. Was it worth it? Yes, as I HATE having to reconfigure and reinstall all my programs. But not as good as it should have been.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Very Valuable Utility but...

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    This is a very valuable utility to move software to a new PC, but beware of two critical items: 1) Many software programs are locked to the hardware of your old PC. You will need activation codes, serial numbers or other information to be able to use your programs on the new PC. Be SURE that you have determined all license data on the old pc and tested all software on the new PC before trashing the old PC. 2) Install PC Mover on both PC's while they are still connected to Internet! Check for latest version and install it BEFORE trying to connect the two PCs. Once the newest version is installed on BOTH PCs then disconnect from the internet. You may need to leave your NEW PC connected to the web before it will allow going forward. Once you have met all the restrictions and have the latest software let it transfer and all will be ok - EXCEPT for moving software licenses to the new PC

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Conditional 5 stars

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Conditionally, I give this 5 stars. I've used it twice. The first time was to transfer from a 4-5 year old lap top to a new one. That took forever (7 hours) and my old PC did not survive the transfer. It simply refused to reboot after. The second time I used it is a week later after the new laptop PC I had bought turned out to have a bum lid switch. This transfer took about 35 minutes and both PCs worked fine after. So I can only guess the initial problem was not due to PCmover, but my old computer. In both instances, the actual process was very straightforward.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Annoying

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Unimpressed with PCmover this time. I used it before with no issue, but this time they included a CD (most laptops do not have CD ports anymore) and an ethernet cable (again my laptop did not have an ethernet port) so had to do the transfer over wi-fi. Took 2 days. I was annoyed.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    pc mover

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This did what I wanted it to do, move my old files to my new computer. It set up fairly easy with only a few bumps, mostly my misunderstanding. Once the program started it operated and everything by itself and even let you know when it was finished with the old computer. I would use this again.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I bought a new HP pavilion windows 10 at Best Buy to replace my 7 year old Dell Laptop Windows 7 I didn't download or read the guide book, just jumped right in with download & preparation for transfer I had an issue downloading the software update, I called the 24/7 help line, the support person remote accessed into my computer, updated software was downloaded, and ALL contents of old computer was transferred The transfer cable was an Ethernet Cable between the two, transfer took bout 2 hours transferring bout 150 gb On my old lap top I was running Office 2003 with an Office 2007 compatibility patch, Office transferred just fine Software was worth every penny I paid for it!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent utility program

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Does basic movement of files and some settings. I had a relatively small hard drive and it took over 10 hours to transfer from the old laptop to the new one.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    well done

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    very good, at first it did not work but after a call to thec support they knew what to do the tech took control of the laptop got it set-up, the transfer took about 3.5 hrs only a few minor settings were not correct but I was able to fix them very good expierce.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Tranferred Easily and quickly

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    The product performed as advertiesed, it even made attempts to transfer programs from the original PC to the new PC. It evaluated the software on original PC and calculated the success percentage of a transfer. (Going from XP to WIndows7) It declared which programs it could transfer, and which ones were questionable, and last which ones it absolutely could'nt. What drags the overall score down to three is the inability to use this product on more than one PC. When you have multiple computers in the household, that drops its value from a 4.5 to a mere 3. I would recommend this to someone with a single PC to transfer, not four PC's like in my household.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Pricey but good

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    I came across mixed reviews for this item and was a bit hesitant. That said, the product and the included cable worked very well. My iTunes playlists, my email history, and a few lesser known programs did not move over; however, I was able to do that separately. The instruction guide did not match the screens exactly. I feel that it is pricey, especially since it is single use and Windows Easy Transfer was included with previous versions on Windows. That said, there aren’t many options to transfer programs and this worked well.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Save your money.

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    Owned for 1.5 years when reviewed.

    Includes a cable that no one needs. Excludes a cable we all could use. The next option, "wireless transfer", gives you the opportunity to tie up both of your computers for an inordinate amount of time, (hours, and hours). Eventually you arrive at the final disappointment. Should be given to the medical community as a stress test, for free.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    PCmover

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    It does what is says, it will move files, but be prepared for a LONG wait. My estimated time to move between 1 - 2 TB was approximately 12 - 14 hours. I ended up installing most of my programs manually then copying over my personal game configuration and saved game files using an external ssd and was able to move everything I needed in 8 - 10 hours. I put I would recommend to a friend just because "maybe" was not available. I could say not because it will do what it is advertised to do, but just take a long time even with their fast Ethernet cable.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Transfer apps and data

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Good value. I transferred apps and data from old laptop to new one. Literally moved most all apps and settings. Some apps require you to re-register on the new system. (like Microsoft office). Only reason 4 stars is because it took almost 14 hours to transfer about 197GB. Other than that, it worked nearly flawlessly.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Software is good, user errors lurk

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    The software transferred most everything from old to new computer. One issue that slowed me up was not disabling firewalls on both computers. Looking back, it did instruct me to do this in the instructions, but I'm not used to looking for those settings. Tech support was prompt when I called late on Sunday evening of a long holiday weekend. Microsoft Office (legitimate copy) transferred fine. The computer shop charges $150 to move files between computers, and doesn't move apps. This was a much better deal. I did use the ethernet cable to connect the two computers. I could not get the wifi connection to work.

    I would recommend this to a friend