Migration Kit for Windows 8 comprises O&O DiskImage
Professional Edition and Laplink PCmover
an image of all data prior to migration, periodic imaging of the new system and the facility to move applications, games, settings and data to Windows 8.
Microsoft Windows 8 supports in-place migrations from identical editions such as from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 8 Home only. Both must be in the same language and both either 32 or 64-bit. Migration between different editions is not supported such as from Windows Vista Home Premium to Windows 8 Professional. The Migration Kit for Windows 8 supports a range of migration scenarios. The migration process is guided by a wizard and it is possible to migrate up to three systems on the same computer or between computers. An Ethernet transfer cable is included for migration between two computers.