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device sold with any new hardware including a new hard drive
or a totally new pc.
It freezes the pc activity. Then backs up the whole pc on its
internal disk on key. (compressing as needed). It then
determines what system this currently is, and what will be
needed in order to upgrade. It allows
you to print out
whatever cannot be shown on new system before installation
is started. It then guides you through the new installation
process with a wizard or autopilots the whole thing.
A website allows the millions of users to ask for
improvements and changes.
||shucks. The software licenses depend on physical
attributes like hard drive size or id... unless
somebody can think of a way around it.
||Thanks to WoW, that's what's gonna happen. The next hot MMO will be Microsoft Office.
||PC upgrader device... a hammer?
||if you don't have the competence to back up your data and print out any instructions you will need before opening the computer you really really should not be doing it. The hardware on the inside is not designed to be modified by people lacking common sense. I wouldn't encourage an a rank amateur to re-design their plumbing system unless i was confident that they had the sense to take reasonable precautions (back up) and do their research (get instructions).
||And I'd sell tickets. Especially to watch someone back up
||Bring two cups of coffee, will you, Ian?
||Thats the point! End the technitian rule. Just like
anyone (read: any father) can install software (and
then call up their kids because nothing's working
anymore) so should be the hardware experience,
where if you buy the real thing (and not just cloned
junk) it will work out of the box. Sort of "plug and
play" but instead of relying on the PC, relying on a
peace of hardware to do the job).