Iomega is now offering a offering a free downloadable utility for Windows XP users which streamlines the movement of their files, application settings and system settings to new PCs featuring the Windows XP operating system.
The Iomega utility, guides the user through a simple data migration process using Iomega Active Disk technology, the Microsoft Files and Settings Transfer Wizard and Zip disks. This complete migration solution takes a snapshot of the user's personalized work environment and stores that snapshot on Iomega Zip disks for transfer to the user's new computer. The result is a convenient two-step migration to new Windows XP computers, preserving the user's application data, Internet and e-mail settings, font and folder options and other Windows settings.
Microsoft recommends using 100MB disks or floppy disks with its Files and Settings Transfer Wizard, and estimates the typical Windows XP user will need to move approximately 200MB of settings and data. Iomega's rugged 100MB Zip disk stores the equivalent of about 70 floppies and can transfer data more than 10 times faster (actual speed is dependent on Zip interface) for rapid and convenient file migration.
By automating Microsoft's Files and Settings Transfer Wizard with Active Disk technology, Iomega gives users the added convenience of launching the Files and Settings Transfer Wizard automatically from the Zip drive and leaving no trace on the host computer.
News source: CBS MarketWatch
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