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Data Migration Service Don't leave old files behind - let's move them to a new system or drive.

Same Day Service when purchased in-store 4 hours or more before store closing
  • Don't leave old files behind - let's move them to a new system or drive.
SKU: 526798
Whenever you get a new computer it always comes with the very basics, Windows 10 and an internet browser. In the past, it was Internet Explorer and now it is Microsoft Edge. By the time you are ready for a new PC or Mac, you have customized your experience in your existing computer. Often with a preferred browser such as Google Chrome, or Firefox, email programs such as outlook, and a ton of pictures, documents, files, and information that is unique to you. When purchasing a new PC, we offer the service of "migrating" the files and settings from the old unit to the new one.



Bring in your equipment and tell us which files you need backed up


We'll discuss how best to save your files and data


Once done, we will contact you for pickup


Go to Knowledge Bar or Service Counter for pickup.


  • All of your files are first scanned with a highly recommended antivirus software to ensure the integrity of the files
  • These files are then copied to the new computer system that you have purchased
  • Migrations can be performed on most laptops and desktops as long as the storage device in them is functioning

Data Migration Details

  • First the system the files are on is tested for functionality - If the device does not function properly, the process might need full data recovery services
  • The files are scanned for viruses with ESET Security software, and cleaned if necessary before migrating them to the new device
  • All files on the old device are copied to the new computer that you provide for us - If for some reason the migration does not function as intended, or the formatting (i.e. MAC, PC) does not allow, we may need to opt for a data recovery service
  • We can copy user created data only - this means that software programs such as Microsoft Office, QuickBooks, Quicken, genealogy software, etc. will NOT function from the copies. Any and all programs needed to use your files will need to be installed by you on your new computer or device - Please ask to speak to one of our technical associates about this if you need more information
  • If there will be email configurations necessary on the new PC, or other programs such as QuickBooks, etc., you will have the option to sit down with one of our technical associates at the service counter for a small additional fee at the time of pickup

What We Need From You

We will need you to bring the device your files are on. For any specialized devices such as external hard drives, please bring them along with their power and connection cables - Our technicians will determine what we need to keep, and what you can take back with you
The new drive or device you wish the files to be copied to - this can be a drive or a PC that you own, or one that you purchased from the store
A list of the most important files that you need, should we encounter any issues with the equipment - information such as if you use Outlook for emails, QuickBooks, Quicken, etc. Many programs hide their files in custom locations and we would need this information to successfully find them for you
Very important, if your source device or drive is encrypted with something like BitLocker or Apple FileVault, we must have the information to unlock it or we will not be able to copy any files

We'll Keep You Updated

When you drop off your equipment with us, we will do a quick check to see that everything is in order, then send you a text to give you a place to respond to ask any questions during the data migration process We will text or email you with regular updates during the course of the migration process, including any issues we might encounter, and recommendations for a solution Once the work is completed, we will text or email you when the migration is ready to be picked up and with the final cost

Our Expertise

Since 1979 we’ve been selling, repairing, upgrading, and building computers. Our COMPTIA A+ and OEM certified technicians have repaired and upgraded thousands of PCs for personal and business use.
Our long standing, and deep industry relationships enables us to become authorized service providers for several top tier brands.

Authorized Service Provider for Top Tier Brands

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Questions and Answers


Data Migration Service Don't leave old files behind - let's move them to a new system or drive.
Same Day Service
Software Support
Parts Warranty:
90 days for replacements parts, if your device is not covered under a manufacturer's warranty, or extended service plan. Warranty for retail parts are covered under the manufacturer's warranty and will vary by part and manufacturer.
Labor Warranty:
30 Days

Service Terms and Conditions

I understand and agree to the following Micro Center Service Terms and Conditions:

  • Data Loss - The requested repair and / or installation service may cause partial or complete data loss from my equipment. I must maintain backups and assume all responsibility from restoring any lost software or data. Micro Center assumes no responsibility from any software program, data loss or restoration.
  • Online Fee Collection – For certain diagnostic and repair services, Customer may tender a fee to Micro Center through an online payment transaction at the time of the online scheduling of a service appointment. Customer understands that the fee charged in an online payment transaction is merely an estimate based on Customer’s self-assessment of the necessary diagnostic and / or repair services for his or her computer. There may be circumstances where a Customer’s computer cannot be repaired, must be rebuilt or upgraded, or requires additional services not included within the scope of the Customer’s self-assessment because of the age of the computer, the obsolescence or unavailability of repair parts, the receipt of additional instructions from the Customer, or other factors. Customer acknowledges and agrees that the online payment transaction amount is merely an estimate and that Micro Center may charge and collect for the actual fees incurred for diagnostic and repair services performed on Customer’s computer
  • Partial Builds – A Customer may request that Micro Center assemble or build parts of a computer, but not all of a computer (a “Partial Build”). In Partial Build service transactions, it is contemplated that the Customer, or a third party at the Customer’s request, will complete the construction of the computer, which may include the installation of additional parts to the computer or the modification of the computer. The Limited Warranty described below will not apply to a Partial Build service transaction. In addition, after a Partial Build is picked up by a Customer, any subsequent diagnosis, troubleshooting, or repairs to the computer, which may require additional or replacement parts, will be subject to additional fees or charges, all at Customer’s expense.
  • Custom Builds – A Customer may request that Micro Center assemble or build a custom computer (a “Custom Build”). Micro Center will charge the Customer a custom build fee for the assembly or building of a Custom Build computer (the “Build Fee”). Once Micro Center collects the Build Fee, either through an online payment transaction or at the service counter, the Build Fee is not refundable under any circumstances. A Customer will have five calendars days after being notified by Micro Center that a Custom Build computer is ready for pick-up to retrieve the Custom Build computer. If a Customer fails to pick up the Custom Build computer within this five-day period, Micro Center may sell the Custom Build computer in its retail store and, in such case, will refund the cost of the parts used to assemble the Custom Build computer to the Customer requesting the Custom Build, but in no event will Micro Center refund the Build Fee or the cost of any software installed on the Custom Build computer.
  • Warranty Repairs - A valid proof of purchase must be provided before any Warranty work will be performed. I understand that the operating system, other software, software configurations, and Virus detection / removal are not covered by manufacturers’ warranties and that normal Non-Warranty diagnostic and repair rates will apply.
  • Non-Warranty Repairs - A Diagnostic fee is due for diagnosing and confirming the problem. If I choose to have the equipment repaired, additional charges apply at normal posted shop rates. I understand that a payment in full is due before any equipment can be released by Micro Center.
  • Data Backup Service - Micro Center can provide limited data file backup of specific data files only (“Data Backup Service”). It does not include the programs or program files that created the data. However, Micro Center can reinstall these programs for an additional fee if the original disks and license keys are provided. In order to provide the Data Backup Service, the hard drive with the files to be backed up, must be functioning and accessible. For an additional charge, Micro Center can also supply the storage media for the backup service. Micro Center disclaims any warranty of any kind of the Data Backup Service or of the integrity or completeness of any data backup files. Micro Center assumes no responsibility for any software programs, data loss or restoration. In no event shall Micro Center be held liable for any consequential or incidental damages due to lost data, lost programs or defects in parts or labor. The total liability of Micro Center shall in no event exceed the total sum paid to Micro Center for the data file backup service. The customer acknowledges that the estimated and actual fees reflect this limitation of liability and risk.
  • Parts Used for Repair - I understand that New, Used, Reconditioned or Re-manufactured parts may be used in Warranty and Non-Warranty repairs.
  • Non-Return of Parts - I understand that all Warranty parts and any Non-warranty parts replaced under and Exchange or core basis will not be returned to me. Other replaced parts will be tendered to me.
  • Unclaimed Equipment: Security Interest - Customer grants Micro Center a security interest in and to the equipment to secure the payment of the charges incurred hereunder. Any items which have not been claimed and paid within thirty (30) days of my declining repair or Micro Center’s first notification that the work is complete shall be considered abandoned by the customer. I authorize Micro Center to dispose of this abandoned equipment including all data and programs.
  • Limited Warranty - Micro Center warrants that all replacement parts used will be free from defects in material or workmanship for 90 days from date of purchase. Micro Center will repair or replace, at its option, parts found to be defective during that time period. Repair and installation labor is warranted for 30 days from date of purchase and is limited to a redo of the original work. THIS LIMITED WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE AND IS IN LIEU OF ALL OTHER WARRANTIES, OTHER THAN THE WARRANTY OF TITLE, WHETHER ORAL OR WRITTEN, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND OF FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so any such limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You also have other rights which may vary from state to state.
  • Limit of Liability - In no event shall Micro Center be liable for any consequential or incidental damages due to lost data / programs, defects in parts or labor. The total liability of Micro Center shall in no event exceed the total sum paid to Micro Center for this repair. Customer acknowledges that the estimated and actual fees reflect this limitation of liability and allocation of risk.
  • Complete Agreement - The foregoing Service Terms and Conditions and the Service Check-in Form constitute the entire agreement between the parties, except that the Customer specifically authorizes Micro Center to provide services that Customer may request by telephone. No amendment to or modification of this agreement will be binding unless it is in writing and signed by an authorized Micro Center Manager.
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