Laplink Software released a free tool for moving from Windows 7 to Windows 8, for testing:
“PCmover Windows 8 is available now as a free download on Laplink’s website and can be used to perform an unlimited number of migrations at no charge prior to July 2012.
Beta Assistant provides a unique solution that allows users to move selected programs, files and settings from a Windows 7 or Windows 8 machine into a new machine running Windows 8. PCmover is the number one best-selling migration software in the world and is the only software that moves installed programs (as well as files, settings and user profiles) from an old PC to a new one. Unlike PCmover, Microsoft’s Windows Easy Transfer has never supported the process of migrating installed apps. Without PCmover, users must find old CDs, re-download applications, and locate serial numbers and keys to manually install programs when setting up a new PC.“