System for transferring customized hardware and software settings from one computer to another computer to provide personalized operating environments

  • US 6,963,908 B1
  • Filed: 11/13/2000
  • Issued: 11/08/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/29/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for transferring the look and feel of at least a first computer-based device to remote computer-based storage, said transfer across HTTP-based networks, said method comprising:

  • a. downloading a software component to manipulate settings;

    b. remotely analyzing said first computer-based device to discover hardware and software settings applicable to said look and feel of said first computer-based device, wherein said settings comprise hardware settings, system settings, attached device settings, application settings, document settings, desktop settings, files, data, e-mail settings, address book settings, bookmarks, and cookies;

    c. listing settings available for transfer;

    d. downloading instructions to said software component to locate, extract and transfer specified settings from said listed settings, ande. storing and uniquely identifying said transferred settings in said remote storage.

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