Microsoft offers PCMover Express for free to help transfer old PC files to Windows 10

Windows 10 will be a free upgrade for consumer Windows 7 and 8.1 PCs from now until July 29, 2016. However, what if you want to transfer files from an old PC to a new one with Windows 10 already installed? Microsoft has got that covered as well with a free download of Laplink's PCMover Express software.

From now until August 31, 2016, Microsoft will offer the software for non-commercial PC users to help them transfer files from an old PC to Windows 10 (it will also work for moving files to a new Windows 8.1 PC as well). It will not allow for transfers of full applications.

Laplink states:

"Laplink previously worked with Microsoft to provide Windows users with migration software in support of Windows XP customers moving to new Windows PCs. According to Thomas Koll, Laplink's CEO, extending this relationship to Windows 10 was an easy decision."We're fully committed to this relationship with Microsoft in support of all Windows users," said Koll. "Our latest version of PCmover makes it easier than ever for customers running Windows XP, all the way to the latest release of Windows 10, to migrate their personal files, folders, and other settings to their new PC."

You can download the free version of PCMover Express at Microsoft's website.

Source: Microsoft; LapLink

John Callaham