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Weekend of January 8, 2021 – Hour 2

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Tech News and Commentary

Dave and the team discuss Windows 7 still running on about 20% of PCs, Microsoft hack updates, Google wearables new for the next decade, podcasting merchandising growth, and more.



Carlos in Austin, Texas listens Online and asked: “I am currently backing up my laptop and trying to transfer all my data to my new laptop and I would like to know if there is any software that is reliable and free or low cost for Windows to backup my data.”

Carlos, for a free option you can look at EaseUS. It will allow you to back up your whole system to an external drive, backup and access specific files, or partition a drive on your new computer to keep a backup there.

EaseUS also allows you to make incremental backups, so as you use your new computer you can keep your backup up to date.

In this case, it sounds like you want to transfer the data, which this freeware should be able to let you do.

There are also quite a few paid options, Laplink PC Mover Professional is an option to look at. Its solid software, but unfortunately theres no free trial or fully free version, so youre stuck putting $60 on the line from day 1. You can also look into Acronis True Image, but it wont save you a lot, its still $50.

We should mention that Windows 10 includes an out of the box migration assistant, so if you dont mind using the same Microsoft ID on both computers you can get the transfer done for free using a tool designed by the same people who created the operating system that the computer runs on.


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Written by Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline

Dave Graveline is the founder, Host & Executive Producer of "Into Tomorrow" in addition to being President of the Advanced Media Network".

Dave is also a trusted and familiar voice on many national commercials & narrations in addition to being an authority in consumer tech since 1994. He is also a former Police Officer and an FBI Certified Instructor.

Dave thrives on audience participation!

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