Moving applications, user accounts, files, and other settings from an older version of Windows to a newer version is a tedious task, especially while switching from an old PC to a new PC. Many of you may have plans to install the upcoming Windows 8 Beta on a new PC and then move all apps and settings from the current PC to the new one.
If you have plans to install Windows 8 on a new PC and would like to transfer your apps, user accounts and other settings from your old Windows 7 PC to Windows 8 PC, here is a brilliant software for you.
To help all early adopters, Laplink Software just released a new software named PC Mover Windows 8 Beta Assistant and is now available as a free download.
The software supports Windows 8 Developer Preview as well as forthcoming Windows 8 Beta and Windows 8 Release Candidate builds.
Windows 8 Beta Assistant helps you automatically move applications, user accounts, system settings, and files from your Windows 7 PC to Windows 8. The only catch with this software is that the source PC (your Windows 7 PC) must be running the x64 version of Windows 7. In simple words, it doesn’t support the 32-bit version of Windows 7. Also, note that you must be running the same version of Windows 8 Beta Assistant on both source and destination PCs.
Moving apps and other settings is pretty straightforward. It features a set-up wizard that helps you complete the migration process without any hassles. Install Windows 8 Beta Assistant on both source and destination PCs, connect the PCs, and then launch the Windows 8 Beta Assistant to begin the migration process.
The current version of the Windows 8 Beta Assistant is free and can be used to perform an unlimited number of migrations till July 2012.
Please note that the setup tries to install Ask Toolbar during the installation process. If you don’t want to install the toolbar, simply click the Decline button to continue installing Windows 8 Beta Assistant without installing the Ask Toolbar.
You can download the Windows 8 Beta Assistant from this download page.