Let's face it: You've wrung every last drop out of that old Windows XP machine. It's time for a replacement. The good news is that new PCs are cheap; you can get an entry-level laptop for as little as $269 or a powerhouse for $629 (with coupon code D2BLENOVO3).
The bad news is that many users lack the time, patience, or skills needed to pack up all the boxes (digitally speaking) on the old PC and move everything to the new one.
The Cheapskate to the rescue! Today only, you can get Easeus Todo PCTrans Pro (Win) for free. Normally $39.95, this migration tool makes simple work of moving your applications, data, and settings from one computer to another.
As I mentioned briefly last week, there's a free version of Todo PCTrans, but it allows you to move just two applications. With Pro, the sky's the limit. The giveaway is technically for one license, but you actually get two activation codes (because you'll be installing the software on two PCs).
To get it, just click through the above link and enter your name and e-mail address. In short order you'll receive a confirmation e-mail with a download link and your two registration codes. From there, hit up the Todo PCTrans user guide for step-by-step instructions. (Spoiler alert: This wizard-powered utility is really easy.)
If there's one catch here, it's that both computers need to be on the same network. So you'll have to get at least that far into the setup process on your new machine. Beyond that, you should have an easy time of it.
Not planning a move right away? Grab the software anyway and keep it until you're ready. Update:I'm informed by the developer that the license can be activated today only, which kind of kills the wait-til-you're-ready plan.
Bonus deal: Game time! Origin's latest giveaway is the addictive, Pachinko-like Peggle (PC/Mac), a $4.99 value. As casual games go, this one is hard to beat: You aim a ball and let pinball-style physics do the rest. It's great for kids, but adults will find it equally entertaining. And there are zero strings attached, other than the need for an Origin account and the Origin client. No rush, either; the giveaway runs until August 5.