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Migration Software

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#1 28_special


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 05:09 PM

Has anyone ever used a file transfer program such as Detto Intellimover, or some of the others? I'm looking to save some time in transferring my programs, pictures, music, and the like to my new computer. But from the looks of the reviews, these programs are a waste of time and money. Just curious to see if anyone here had personally used them and what the results were. Is there another way to make the transfer without purchasing one of these programs?

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 10:21 AM

I've been hanging out on forums for a while now and haven't read anything good about any of these programs. There have been some mentions of limited success - but not significant enough to make me want to get them (or even try them).

The only "easy" way to transfer everything is with the use of a disk cloning/imaging utility. BUT, this doesn't work well when moving from one computer to another - and can cause lot's of problems because of the different hardware and the 2 different installations of Windows

So, all in all, it's easiest to copy over your data files and reinstall any programs on the new system.
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Posted 29 December 2006 - 03:25 PM

I just bought a new PC and used "migration software" to move files from old to new. I must say that I agree with usasma. Since you can't migrate programs, only data, the migration software really isn't needed. You still have to install the actual programs on your new PC anyway. The software I used, Detto Intellimover, did have some neat featues like a "drag-n-drop" window (basically you can see both hard drives from either PC and you just move files like you had two hard drives on one PC) and a safeclean utility which will completely wipe the HDD of the old PC if you are going to recycle it. I suppose if you had a ton of info to move then migration software would be worth it, but save your $$ and do it manually coping files to CD's or flash drives.

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