Free Data Transfer Tool for XP Users


Free Data Transfer Tool for XP Users

By Richard Hay for Windows Observer

Microsoft is providing Windows XP users with a free tool for migrating personal files and settings to a new OS.
–PC Pitstop.

Not only are they providing a new tool to make sure your data gets off Windows XP to a new install of Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 but you will also see reminders from the company that support for XP is expiring on 08 April 2014.

According to a new post by Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows Experience blog these tools are intended to remind customers that this deadline is quickly approaching and make that transition as straight forward as possible.

Of course, the biggest concern when upgrading any operating system is personal files and settings. No one wants to lose all of that digital information because it usually contains vast chunks of our lives such as pictures, videos and documents that we have collected over the years.

Well Microsoft is ready to help ease that process with a free transfer tool:

To help customers on Windows XP prepare to move to a new PC, we are announcing a free transfer tool that will be available beginning this month. We have partnered with Laplink to provide Windows XP users with a free data migration tool called PCmover Express for Windows XP which copies your files and settings from your Windows XP PC to a new device running 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.

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17 thoughts on “Free Data Transfer Tool for XP Users

  1. I already have a tool to copy files. It’s called copy! Not only that but it allows me to copy files to anything, anywhere, not just locked down to some terrible OS like Windows 7 or 8.

  2. So since migrating is not “if”, but “when”, which system should you choose? As you read articles, blogs and comments it appears that making a switch to any of the options provided all come with major risks and concerns. At least with Windows XP it seemed to finally start to work well and now it is going away. Any suggestions for a non-tech?

  3. Wayne – hopefully that is not the case since it will become vulnerable to security related issues after the 08 April 2014 end of support. You should upgrade to a modern OS as soon as possible.

  4. ” To help customers on Windows XP prepare to move to a new PC…..”
    What if i DON’T want to move to a new PC ?

    • Google Chrome is going to keep up UPDATES for WindowsXP….switch to Google Chrome Browser before April 8th.

      Too bad Microsoft tells us when we have to spend money for a new OS and hardware. Fuck you Bill Gates!

  5. It says: “This tool will copy your files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings…” My EMAIL?? Okay – that’s good. But what program will I use to open my email under Win 7? They have discontinued Outlook Express, and substituted an online service (“Outlook”). Will I be forced to upload all my email (14 years worth)? What if I don’t use a MS service for my email? Do I then have to migrate it all to another account?

    This tool has too many unanswered questions about it.

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