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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #18 on: Monday 04 January 10 06:27 GMT (UK) »
Hi Charlotte

I believe both products should do the same things or at least sound like they do.

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #19 on: Monday 04 January 10 10:33 GMT (UK) »
This may be a bit misleading so read what they say very carefully.

It says if you are UPGRADING Windows XP to Windows 7.

It doesn't say anything about getting a brand new computer with Windows 7 installed.  My reading of their blurb implies that you are updating Windowx XP or Vista on the same computer.

Think about this:

How do you get your data off of the old computer hard drive onto the new computer hard drive?  It doesn't talk about that does it?

This PCMover software seems to be a rip-off because if you were upgrading to Windows 7 on the same computer then Windows would do it anyway.
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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #20 on: Monday 04 January 10 11:47 GMT (UK) »
Downside, I've come to the  same conclusion as you state that these relate to  Win7 upgrade. hich does not apply to me.

Thanks for your comments

charlotte

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #21 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:02 GMT (UK) »
Yep, PCMover does not seem too suitable here.

However, on Zinstall's website it says: "Got a new computer and need to transfer everything from the old one? No matter the scenario, Zinstall XP7 will do the job!"
So it does seems suitable.

Merry, The Zinstall7 implies that it moves the whole XP and all the programs and that they will function correctly on the new laptop.  Is this because I'd then have both XP and Win 7 on the laptop and the old programs would continue to function within an XP OS on the laptop side by side with Win7?

If so, is there any downside to this?
Yes, Zinstall would allow you to switch between a sort of "Windows 7 view" and a "Windows XP view", with all the programs working.
I personally think it's an upside - since it would look like your old XP on one hand, and not trash your new Windows 7 into oblivion by trying to insert old, incompatible apps.

Only downside I can think of is that if you need an app to work with some special hardware (like a TV-capture card I use), you'd need to install the program straight on Win7. Otherwise, everything should be fine.

Anyway, they seem to have a refund policy (unlike PCMover...)

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #22 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:08 GMT (UK) »
Thanks merry,
I'm a bit cautious about running both Win7 and XP on the same machine.  various posts I've read have said that unless one is very tech savy it's best to avoid this.
I'm not tech savy, so any comments anyone about this?

Thanks,
charlotte

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #23 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:12 GMT (UK) »
charlotte,

The warnings are true only if you are setting it up yourself, I assume - just like building a car from spare parts is best avoided if you're not a mechanic.
I've found a video of what you actually get with the program - so you can actually see for yourself, best way to decide!

Here it is: Zinstall XP7 - XP to Windows 7

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #24 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:20 GMT (UK) »
Thanks merry... will have a look.

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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #25 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:24 GMT (UK) »
So basically it is NOT a migration then?

It is a schizophrenic hybrid.

I notice the demo did not actually run any proper programs after the so-called migration.  A movie or a song will work on both systems and a browser will work on both systems.  Are they trying to suggest that Windows 7 doesn't have a browser, therefore you have to migrate it from Windows XP?
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Re: Moving data to new laptop?
« Reply #26 on: Monday 04 January 10 12:26 GMT (UK) »
Suggest to me that as previous said this seems like a scam.
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