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Dell sets up a new Migrate service to help users set their new PC up just like the last one

Dell Migrate is a new service for 2020. (Source: Dell)
Dell Migrate is a new service for 2020. (Source: Dell)
Migrate is a new addition to Dell's consumer services portfolio. It allows a user to transfer their files and settings from an old PC to a new. This is not really anything new; however, the OEM claims that it is more effective in finding and applying data that makes a machine one's own.

The launch of Dell's new PCs that may stoke the fire of PC shopping among many consumers. However, some may be put off any such purchase by the thought of setting up a fresh machine exactly as their old one had been. This often time-consuming and arduous process may be addressed by something pre-loaded on the new offerings from this OEM, however.

Migrate is a new aspect of the OEM's array of consumer services, developed to help transfer all settings and files to a new computer as required. This tool supposedly needs no hardware besides that which the user already has, and apparently "misses nothing" while doing its job.

By this, Dell means it does a more comprehensive and in-depth job of finding all the data necessary to make a new PC "home" compared to other similar tools out there.

This new attempt to bring a little Mac-esque magic to Windows is found on XPS-, Inspiron-, G- and Alienware-series PCs, and is available from today (May 13, 2020). It is accessed via the pre-installed SupportAssist interface, and does not even require a restart to help start that new-PC life. Dell does ask US$39 for this new tool, though.


Dell Press Release

Internal Use - Confidential
Dell Migrate
Transfer your digital life to your new PC with ease
Dell Migrate is the simple do-it-yourself service from Dell Technologies that moves the hard-to-replace data and important files from any Windows 8 or higher PC to your latest Dell PC.
• Introducing Dell Migrate: Dell Migrate is a new service for customers to move their digital life onto their new Dell PC with a simple do-it-yourself tool.
• How it Works: Setting up a new PC can be a daunting task - the manual nature of moving data and files is a challenge for users.
Using this automated tool, customers can move their data from any Windows 8 or higher PC, regardless of manufacturer. They can prioritize and move the most important files first, and resume working immediately on files without waiting for the full process to complete.
Finally, this tool misses nothing. If it’s a common file type, this tool will find it and migrate it, no matter where a customer may have accidentally stored it.
• Unique Features: Dell Migrate gives customers the freedom to choose how and when they migrate their data quickly, easily and securely. They can migrate all their data at once or hand select the things that matter. Key features include:
o Customers can migrate data and settings from any Windows 8 PC, regardless of manufacturer, to their new Dell Alienware, G Series, Inspiron and XPS systems
o No additional equipment is required
o Dell Migrate discovers data in locations beyond the normal directory and migrates it
o There is no limit to how much data you can migrate
o The tool provides real-time estimates of how much drive space will be used before migration begins
o Customizable drive mapping helps you easily consolidate data onto your new machine
o The process is easy and automated with no restart required
o Users can work and play on the new Dell PC while the data migration happens
• Availability: Dell Migrate is available today in the United States for Dell Inspiron, XPS, G Series and Alienware systems.
The tool is delivered through the SupportAssist interface, which is preinstalled on all Dell Consumer PCs. Customers can launch Dell Migrate shortly after purchase, or anytime thereafter, within 6 months.
• Price: $39 USD.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2020-05-13 (Update: 2020-05-28)