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

By Liane Cassavoy

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  • Moving Made Easy: Upgradingto a new PC? Desktop DNA Professional from Miramar Systems( carries your old PC's settings(including address books, bookmarks and macros) to your new PC. Itcreates a self-extracting file you can save to a network orremovable media, then install in the new computer. Street price:starts at $27 per seat for 10 to 99 licenses, with volume discountsavailable.
  • PC Protection: Backing upyour PC isn't fun, but it's easy with Stomp's BackUpMyPC ( A $69 (all prices street)downloadable version or $79 CD version backs up single files oryour entire hard drive to your own hardware, CD and DVD drives, Zipdisk or high-end tape drives. It also creates floppies and CDs incase your system fails to boot.
  • Easy on the Eyes: Yourhigher-resolution display may offer more screen space, but it'snot always easy to read. Liquid View from Portrait Displays(, allows you to changethe size of icons, menus and application tools without reducing theamount of info on display. Prices start at $39.95 for adownloadable version; a CD version costs $49.95.

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