In celebration of 25 years of PC hookups, Laplink is offering its PCmover migration utility--normally a $50 product--free of charge. All you have to do is head to Laplink's site and download the program, no strings attached.
PCmover is designed to help you transfer files, settings, and even programs from one machine to another. You can make the move using a network, removable media (like an external hard drive), or an optional USB cable. A wizard-driven interface promises to make the process relatively painless.
CNET hasn't reviewed this version of the program, but PC World covered it a few months back. I haven't used PCmover myself, but I sure wish I'd had it a couple weeks ago when I did a migration manually. Not fun. So grab this $50 utility while you can: today only. Even if you don't need it now, you can keep it on hand for the day when you make the move to a new PC. And if you need more incentive to visit Laplink's site, they're also giving away notebooks, flash drives, and other goodies (though not to everyone, of course).