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Zinstall XP7 Comments

mistaecko,Glad to be the first commenter :) I just used it ...

Comment by JerryKMF
about Zinstall XP7 Jun 2011

mistaecko,
Glad to be the first commenter :) I just used it today, and was looking for others' experience, this page came up first (probably since you just added it).
To the point, though, I don't think it competes with XPMode + VirtualPC - they simply give you a blank XP, no transfer at all. I bought it for the transfer specifically, and i don't care whether its virtualization or not. So I think the alternatives should be transfer software. What do you think?

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Screenshots taken from an article by Greg Shultz on TechRep ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Zinstall XP7 Jun 2011

Screenshots taken from an article by Greg Shultz on TechRepublic: http://blogs.techrepublic.com.com/window-on-windows/?p=2770.

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Hehe, fast response, I just added the app 20 minutes ago ;) ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Zinstall XP7 Jun 2011

Hehe, fast response, I just added the app 20 minutes ago ;)

But good to hear actual user feedback (always hoping it is genuine).

And yes, good (and actual existing) user support is surely worth a view bucks.

I was a bit confused because I couldn't find information on the company, the domain is registered via a 3rd party to hide/protect the identity of the company. Usually not a good sign.

I also have to point out that Zinstall falls into the category of virtualization software - it is not simply transferring files and settings, but the whole OS including applications into a virtual disk image. Hence it is competing with Microsoft's XPMode, VMLite XPMode, etc. - and not so much with Windows Easy Transfer or PCmover in terms of technology.

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My experience was very positive. I used Zinstall XP7. Got a ...

Comment by JerryKMF
about Zinstall XP7 Jun 2011

My experience was very positive. I used Zinstall XP7. Got all my stuff moved successfully. The best part of the package for me that you get human support people answering the phone, without battling endless automatic voice systems.

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Zinstall offers various products in the Zinstall line, some ...

Comment by mistaecko
about Zinstall XP7 Jun 2011

Zinstall offers various products in the Zinstall line, some with rather limited feature set IMHO - e.g. Zinstall HDD edition which allows for migration to a larger hard-drive or Zinstall XP7 Basic which only moves files and no settings.
Pricing seems a bit high considering that there are solutions available for free. However, I haven't tried Zinstall and it might very well be that for an inexperienced user the investment is actually worth it.

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