How Do I Move Data From an Old PC to a New PC?

Episode 1830 (13:17)

Fun Mikester from San Diego, CA
ASUS Netbook

Fun Mike got a new computer recently. He bought an i5 with 16GB of RAM and an SSD. It's really fast. Leo says that's what an SSD will do for you. Mike wants to know the best way to move his data from the old computer to the new one. Laplink's PC Mover? Recommended by Microsoft. Leo says that's interesting because Microsoft has its own data migration assistant in Windows. Third-party solutions attempt to move your programs over as well, but Leo says they do a terrible job of it. It's much better to install the programs from scratch and move just your data over. That way, you can avoid compatibility issues. Here's an article from Computer World on how to migrate to a new Windows PC.