Free file transfer tool available if you’re moving from Windows XP to a new PC

If you’re using Windows XP and getting ready to switch to a new PC, Microsoft is providing a free tool for transferring your files to your new computer, writes Brandon LeBlanc on the Windows Experience Blog.

Microsoft is partnering with Laplink to offer data migration tool PCmover Express for Windows XP, which copies your files and settings to a new device running Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

PCmover Express will be available for download in English starting later this week via as well as in French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish coming later in March, and it will be available in Korean, Chinese, Russian and Brazilian Portuguese after that.

Also March 8, Windows XP customers using the Home or Professional editions who get their updates via Windows Update will receive an official notification on their desktop screen via Windows Update telling them that support for Windows XP will end April 8.

The notification will include a link to our Windows XP End of Support website where Windows XP users can find the information they need on the end of support for Windows XP and what it means, and how they can stay protected against security risks and viruses after April 8. The notification will recur on the 8th of every month unless it’s disabled by the user.

To learn more about the resources available to you if you are still using Windows XP, head over to the Windows Experience Blog.

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Suzanne Choney
Microsoft News Center Staff