Personality Tranxport Pro: Win9X/ME/2K

The Good Fast migrations between all versions of Windows; stores migration files so that they can be reused; lets you customize document migrations.

The Bad Too clumsy for one-at-a-time migrations; moves only user settings from 20 programs, not applications; no undo.

The Bottom Line If you're responsible for moving a bunch of business users to new PCs, Personality Tranxport Pro is your best bet. Home or small-business users should stick with the much simpler Aloha Bob.

Editors' Rating
6.0 Overall

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Personality Tranxport Pro: Win9X/ME/2K

When you have scores of networked PCs to migrate, Personality Tranxport Pro (PT Pro) is the right tool for the job. This all-business utility can move user settings for 20 applications, files of all types, and general Windows characteristics between Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. It lets you store and reuse migrations, while its customizable file-transfer scheme lets you create rules to define what moves where. It's more complicated to operate than SOHO software such as Aloha Bob or pc2pc, and it doesn't move everything we'd like it to, but it will save you time if you're upgrading a crowd of computers.When you have scores of networked PCs to migrate, Personality Tranxport Pro (PT Pro) is the right tool for the job. This all-business utility can move user settings for 20 applications, files of all types, and general Windows characteristics between Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. It lets you store and reuse migrations, while its customizable file-transfer scheme lets you create rules to define what moves where. It's more complicated to operate than SOHO software such as Aloha Bob or pc2pc, and it doesn't move everything we'd like it to, but it will save you time if you're upgrading a crowd of computers.

LAN required
With business in its crosshairs, it's no shock that Personality Tranxport Pro migrates only machines connected to any Windows-supported LAN. However, the enterprising small-business owner can make do without a complete network; PT Pro worked fine on our ad hoc, two-machine, TCP/IP network, which we built using a USB cable and its network drivers. While PT Pro's complicated installation and setup are perfect for migrating scads of machines, it's confusing for solo users.

Does more Windows
All that power can be a good thing, though. PT Pro migrates between more operating systems than either Aloha Bob or pc2pc: Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, and 2000. You can migrate only laterally or upward: from Windows 98 to Windows Me, but not from Windows 2000 to Windows 98, for example.

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