Portable memory drive with portable applications and cross-computer system management application

  • US 8,694,694 B2
  • Filed: 05/03/2010
  • Issued: 04/08/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/19/2002
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for transporting a user'"'"'s computer environment across multiple non-connected host computers without requiring communication to a central host computer, said method comprising:

  • a. providing, on a transportable USB Flash mass storage device, a roaming management application capable of configuring non-connected Windows-based host computers to run (i) transportable software user applications stored on the transportable USB Flash mass storage device, and (ii) a USB boot-capable Windows-based operating system stored on the transportable USB Flash mass storage device;

    b. enabling, upon connecting the transportable USB Flash mass storage device to any of the multiple non-connected Windows-based host computers, temporary user sessions wherein said transportable software user applications can be executed on the non-connected Windows-based host computers without permanent installation of the transportable software user applications, wherein said transportable software user applications are no longer available on the non-connected Windows-based host computer when the transportable USB Flash mass storage device is disconnected from the non-connected Windows-based host computer, thus resulting in the temporary user sessions; and

    c. loading a mobile user profile on to the transportable USB Flash mass storage device, wherein the mobilized user profile is associated with a multi-user computer network environment, and wherein the mobilized user profile is utilized to recreate at least a portion of a user'"'"'s personalized computer environment without requiring connectivity to the multi-user network environment when the transportable USB Flash mass storage device is connected to one of the multiple non-connected Windows-based host computers;

    wherein said roaming management application restricts computer data files created during the temporary user sessions on said multiple non-connected Windows-based host computers from being permanently written to mass storage devices located on the multiple non-connected Windows-based host computers, and directs storage of such computer data files to the transportable USB mass storage device.

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