Moving from one computer to another can appear to be a tedious, time-consuming and sometimes even exausting process. You’ll definitely have some software to reinstall, serial numbers to find, data to copy, and that’s before you start reconfiguring everything to try and restore your old settings.
Luckily, for that purposes you could just use EaseUS Todo PCTrans, the app which will help you handle at least some of the work needed to be done.
EaseUS Todo PCTrans is available in two editions. The program moves your applications, their settings and your data, and you can enjoy it by paying $39.95 while Todo PCTrans Free transfers your data only.
Both versions share common rules and principles. You can start running the software by connecting your old and new computers to the same network (wired or wireless). The main condition is that they should both be running Windows XP or later.
What is more, the new system should have the same or a later version of Windows, and enough hard drive space to handle whatever you throw at it.
Install Todo PCTrans on both pieces of hardware, and a straightforward wizard will support you through the migration process. This begins with the program listing all the PCs on your network, and asking you to select the transfer target. In case you can’t see it you should try an option to specify an IP address instead.
The commercial Todo PCTrans Pro later proceeds to scannig your system for already installed applications, and tries to determine whether they have enough levels of compatibility with the new PC. All you is supposed to do is to choose the applications you’d like to transfer from a list.
Todo PCTrans Free jumps straight to the data stage. As you’d expect from the maker of Todo Backup, this is a simple matter of selecting the files and folders you need.
“There are a few minor tweaks on offer,” warns Beta News. |If your old PC stores its data on drive C:, the new one on an SSD D:, then Todo PCTrans can adjust the target drive for you.”
“For the most part, though, there’s nothing else to do: just click Start, and wait. And keep waiting, probably: migrations take a very long time,” the tech blog admits.
This is fairly basic, especially the data-only Free build. And although they haven’t been compared directly, Laplink PCmover Professional may seen even more configurable then Todo PCTrans Pro, more able to handle the gotchas you’ll often encounter during migrations.
However, despite that, EaseUS Todo PCTrans 6.5 Free does do a reasonable job of automating the data transfer process, and it’s certainly easy to use. If you’re looking for an alternative to Laplink technology then give it a try.
By the way. the same point of view is shared by Download Crew which also delivers its verdict: “The most flexible way of transferring data from one network PC to another is to spend a little time with Explorer. But if you’d like to speed up the process, EaseUS Todo PCTrans 6.5 Free will get the job done, and it’s certainly easy to use.”