How to copy programs, files, and settings to your new PC

There are a couple easy ways to transfer your software programs from one hard drive to another, or from one computer to another - and without breaking the bank.

Let's say you recently purchased a new computer or laptop, and you'd like to move or copy the installed applications from the old computer to the new one.

Or maybe you purchased a second hard drive that's bigger and faster than your current hard drive, and you'd like to move programs from the old hard drive to the new one.

1. Laplink PCmover is a migration utility that moves programs, files, and settings from your old PC to your new PC.

The Best Selling PC Migration Utility.Windows writes certain keys to your computer's registry when you install a program, and makes associations with other modules and/or installed programs. It's almost impossible to manually transfer these settings to another computer, which is what PCmover does automatically.