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Recreating your old computer's settings on your new PC, backup made easy and more

This story appears in the November 2002 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »
  • Moving Made Easy: Upgrading to a new PC? Desktop DNA Professional from Miramar Systems (www.miramar.com) carries your old PC's settings (including address books, bookmarks and macros) to your new PC. It creates a self-extracting file you can save to a network or removable media, then install in the new computer. Street price: starts at $27 per seat for 10 to 99 licenses, with volume discounts available.
  • PC Protection: Backing up your PC isn't fun, but it's easy with Stomp's BackUp MyPC (www.stompsoft.com). A $69 (all prices street) downloadable version or $79 CD version backs up single files or your entire hard drive to your own hardware, CD and DVD drives, Zip disk or high-end tape drives. It also creates floppies and CDs in case your system fails to boot.
  • Easy on the Eyes: Your higher-resolution display may offer more screen space, but it's not always easy to read. Liquid View from Portrait Displays (Us.portrait.com/products/lv.htm), allows you to change the size of icons, menus and application tools without reducing the amount of info on display. Prices start at $39.95 for a downloadable version; a CD version costs $49.95.

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