TopTenREVIEWS - Bronze Award - Awarded for excellence in design, usability and feature set

When you get the chance to upgrade to a new computer, you may not relish the idea of having to leave behind all of your applications, preferences and quirks that made your PC your own. With PC migration software, it is possible to transfer your personalized settings to help you settle into your new computer more quickly. Zinstall XP7 wins our TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award for PC migration software based on its easy setup and its ability to complete successful transfers. XP7 allows you the comfort of your familiar PC with the increased efficiency of an upgraded computer.

Zinstall XP7 completes a migration by way of virtualization; this transfer software integrates all of your old applications into an isolated container inside your new PC. This essentially creates two channels, and the software lets you switch back and forth between the old and new systems with ease. XP7 safely migrates your files and applications to a virtual environment, and provides complete application compatibility.

Features
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Whether you are moving to a completely new computer or need to perform an in-place upgrade, Zinstall XP7 can help. This data migration software connects your previous PC to your new PC and transfers your entire system to a virtual container within the new computer. XP7 migrates documents and settings as well as entire applications, so you don't have to say goodbye to anything from your well-known PC. XP7 migration software can also assist you with updating your current computer to Windows 7. Everything transfers either from PC to PC or between old and new environments on a single computer, so you can stay up-to-date with the technological world.

XP7 is also capable of restoring your contents from a hard drive, even if your old PC is broken. XP7 can rescue your old applications and files and safely send them to your new PC. XP7 performs migrations to suit any computer situation.

However, Zinstall XP7 does not integrate the old information into the new computer seamlessly; since XP7 migrates by virtualization, it places the old applications in a separate, virtual environment. This has both advantages and disadvantages. The old computer is completely contained, but you have to switch to the old desktop in order to access it. This switching back and forth becomes a cumbersome process, but XP7 does allow you to put shortcuts to the old applications on the new desktop. This method of PC transfer may be just the ticket for those who don't adjust quickly to change – you can perform a gradual upgrade and take your time easing into your new system. This PC migration software does require more PC management than other software, but it is reliable migration software with multiple transfer options.

Ease of Use
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Zinstall produces extremely easy-to-use PC migration software, and XP7 is no exception. With attractive colors and straightforward graphics, no user can get lost or misunderstand the migration process. This transfer software clearly directs you in the right direction with a helpful setup guide and an easy-to-use interface. We particularly enjoy Zinstall's pleasing color scheme and attention to detail; no step of the PC transfer is taken for granted, and everything is clearly explained. Zinstall provides the ultimate user-friendly system.

Zinstall also supplies complete compatibility. Since XP7 places the old system within a virtual environment, the two systems have separate channels. This makes it possible to use applications that may not be compatible with Windows 7. When you use XP7 for data migration, you have complete application compatibility as you can work with both old and new applications. There are no compatibility issues, and we found this to be true in our testing.

Transfer Tools
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Zinstall XP7 provides many transfer tools for a safe migration between any set of computers. You have the option of reversing any migration in the event that not everything transfers correctly or you change your mind about the migration location. You also have complete application and file selectivity, so you only transfer what you want. We are impressed with the helpful selection tool, as it lets you select file types you would like to include or exclude. You can select video files, audio files, images, archives, disk and backup images, documents, installers or files larger than a specific size, ranging from 100MB to 10GB. File types are helpfully specified by file extension, such as .zip and .rar for archives, and .doc, .pdf and .ppt for documents.

This PC migration software also provides a completely safe and secure computer transfer. Your old system remains untouched, and your new system cannot receive any damage from a transfer, as the old system is isolated in a virtual environment. This transfer method protects the new computer from any malware, viruses or corrupt files that may be located on the old system. The old and new systems are effectively separate and safe, but both completely accessible.

Help & Support
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Zinstall provides every customer with great customer service. They offer FAQs as well as telephone and email technical support. Support representatives are extremely helpful and frequently offer follow-up questions. The only area they're lacking is live chat support. We missed this useful feature in our interactions with Zinstall representatives.

Zinstall XP7 Summary:
9.3/10

Zinstall XP7 is great PC migration software. It transfers files and applications securely and successfully, and it allows you to upgrade to your new PC while keeping everything you enjoy and want to access from your old PC. When you're looking for software to assist with your next PC upgrade, Zinstall XP7 is a great choice.

 
 
 

Zinstall XP7

Pros
Zinstall XP7 provides complete application compatibility, so everything from your old PC will work on your new computer.

Cons
This software requires quite a bit of switching back and forth between your old and new computers.

The Verdict
: 9.3/10

Zinstall XP7 is an incredibly easy-to-use system that provides safe and successful migrations.