Moving data from your existing computer to a new one can be a painful business; no-one wants to back up a fully loaded hard drive in one go. Intellimover Transfer Your PC can ease the trauma and automate the task with direct transfer cables.

Choose from either of the supplied cables: parallel for older PCs or USB for more recent models. There's also the more technically complex but faster option of transferring via a pre-configured network connection.

The software then automatically searches for information such as OS (operating system) details, applications, email clients and web browsers. This can take several minutes to complete. Then you're presented with a menu in which you can select files and settings to transfer. Your files are gathered together by type, so you can, for example, copy all of your MP3s or Jpegs without searching for them.

The bundled SecureClean package will permanently erase data from your old PC afterwards, reducing the risk of sharing your private data with a new owner. Simple Backup allows you to keep the data on your new PC secure by backing up to discs.

This package won't move your applications or OS from one PC to another, but it does move fiddly things such as email accounts, important files and system settings.

Intellimover Transfer Your PC Deluxe replaces Orlogix's Replace MyPC product, although there may be some copies of the latter left in the shops. At £50 – and with an additional cable – the Deluxe version offers better value for money. And it removes software-based restrictions on transferring more than one PC.

Intellimover Transfer Your PC Deluxe: Specs

  • Pentium processor
  • Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP
  • SecureClean requires 128MB RAM
  • SimpleBackup requires Windows 98SE and 64MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive
  • Pentium processor
  • Windows 95/98/2000/Me/XP
  • SecureClean requires 128MB RAM
  • SimpleBackup requires Windows 98SE and 64MB RAM
  • CD-ROM drive

OUR VERDICT

Transfer Your PC Deluxe offers small improvements on the previous Orlogix product, with the bonus of an additional cable and a lower price. This is a simple and very reliable way of transferring your data on to a new computer.

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