Microsoft to help users migrate from Windows XP

Microsoft to help users migrate from Windows XP

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Microsoft Corporation says it is offering to help Windows XP users users migrate amid the April 8, 2014 deadline when support for the operating system will be scrapped by the software maker.

The tech company says it has made a free transfer tool available from the beginning this month to help customers on Windows XP prepare to move to a new PC.[blockquote right=”pull-right” cite=”Microsoft Corporation”]This tool will enable Windows XP users copy their files and settings from Windows XP PC to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and will also copy files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from old PCs to new devices.[/blockquote]

The software maker has partnered with Laplink to provide Windows XP users with a free data migration tool called PCmover Express for Windows XP.

This tool will enable Windows XP users copy their files and settings from Windows XP PC to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and will also copy files, music, videos, email and user profiles and settings from old PCs to new devices, according to a statement by Microsoft.

PCmover Express will be available for download in English starting later this week via WindowsXP.com. For Windows XP users wanting to transfer applications from their old computer, Laplink is also making available its software that migrates apps called PCmover Professional at a special price, the company says.

Customers who are not sure of the version of Windows they are using can visit AmIRunningXP.com. The website will inform them about the Windows their PCs are running. If it detects Windows XP, the website provides guidance on how to upgrade ahead of the April 8th end of support deadline.

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