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PC Upgrader device

Makes any hardware upgrade easy
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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.

pashute, Jan 05 2011


       shucks. The software licenses depend on physical attributes like hard drive size or id... unless somebody can think of a way around it.
pashute, Jan 05 2011

       Or buy a Mac.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 05 2011

       Thanks to WoW, that's what's gonna happen. The next hot MMO will be Microsoft Office.
Spacecoyote, Jan 06 2011

       PC upgrader device... a hammer?
xenzag, Jan 06 2011

       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).
WcW, Jan 06 2011

       And I'd sell tickets. Especially to watch someone back up their plumbing.   

       Bring two cups of coffee, will you, Ian?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 06 2011

       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).
pashute, Jan 12 2011

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 12 2011


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