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Migrating to a New PC... IntelliMover

Techstination feature for Friday, February 8, 2002

Tools to make migrating to a new computer ... a little easier. Bloomberg Boot Camp, a report on today's technology. Getting a new computer is great, until you realize what a headache it can be moving all of your data over from your old PC. Microsoft includes a transfer wizard application with Windows XP, but it won't be of much help if your computers aren't networked together. A number of top computer makers are bundling or offering software called IntelliMover from a company called Detto Technologies, that makes the task simple. CEO Larry Manao...

"Nowadays you see two or three PCs in the households. If they've moved the first time, they'll know what the problem really is, the pain that we resolve is that getting all that stuff into a brand new PC is very difficult. You have floppies... there's really no easy way to do that. You could do it through floppies, you could do it through maybe a network if you have one set up at the home. But our solution allows you to do it very easily. It includes a cable. It's sort of a step by step wizard driven solution that allows anyone to do it."

You should know the software is not designed... because of licensing and piracy issues... to help you move applications from computer to another. You'll need to re-install those. Unlike some other utilities... IntelliMover doesn't move all of your data automatically... it lets you pick and choose...

"You can actually take everything you want or you can sort of clean up the system at this time. This is a great opportunity to be very selective of what you want to take over to the brand new system."

The IntelliMover package sells for under fifty dollars. You can find more information at Bloomberg Boot Camp, I'm Fred Fishkin.