As part of our dedication to be on the cutting edge of technology, we’ve spent the majority of the day booting up a brand new desktop computer.
While laptops are nice and portable, desktops offer stability and can be upgraded. We like to have desktops here that supplement the laptops, if something goes wrong with the more fragile laptop computers, we still have the desktops as backup.
As with any computer, it takes a while to get everything set up. Even if Windows has been installed previously, you still need to add in all the programs that you use. It doesn’t matter if you’re a consumer, business, or small business, it’s still a tricky process.
The easiest way to handle it is to write down a list of all the programs you use. If you’re able, you can look them up and find their websites for download and send them to yourself so that you can easily keep track of which ones you need to download and from where.
If you use an email desktop application, such as Outlook, you need to make sure that you’ve got all your emails and passwords memorized, written down, or sent to yourself. It can quickly become a problem if you need to attach the emails to this program, but you don’t have the passwords and can’t access them.
When you transfer you old files to your computer, you’ll need an external hard drive or CDs/DVDs that you transfer your data to and from. If your old computer starts acting up, it’s a safe bet to go ahead and start transferring things as soon as possible, that way, when it does go kaput, you’ll have most of the stuff saved and you won’t lose many things.
Computers can be difficult to use, but as long as you keep good records of what you need and keep your files safe and in multiple places, you’ll be able to transfer from one to the other with ease.
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