laplinkIf you’ve been diligently backing up your Windows XP computer, and decide to buy a Windows 7 machine, what do you do with all those backups of the old computer? You can’t restore an “image” — a complete backup of an XP system– onto Windows 7 without overwriting it.

On May 26, Laplink is coming out with “PC Mover Assistant,” software that lets you restore the XP image to the new computer running Windows 7.

There’s only one scary sentence in the press release we got: “Provided the image to be restored can be read by the Windows File System and the PC accepting that image is pathed to the location of the image, Image Assistant can facilitate the independent restore process.”

That’s a pretty big “if.”

Here’s the press release.

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