02 September 2006

Changing a PC

Plenty to do in our house this week-end. My son has built a highly elaborate games machine for an inordinate amount of cash and I have bought a laptop for about a third of what he has spent. Each of us is now going through the highly tedious process of installing our preferred software and going through all the set ups so that our new machines look and feel pretty similar to the old ones.

Some suppliers offer to transfer files between an old machine and a new one, but that isn't the key problem for either of us. Now, if somone would offer to transfer all the files and set up the new machine the same way the old was set up, that would be a service worth buying. Even deleting the redundant software that came with the laptop seemed to take over an hour and that was before doing all the important stuff.


Blogger Dennis Howlett said...

Late on this - sorry. If you'd bought a Mac (OK - it's a premium cost product) and used online services to store stuff like Boxes.net and used online word processors and spreadsheets, like Zoho...all of which are free BTW - you wouldn't go through any of the tedium you describe. But...if you must be wedded to M$ then don't be surprised when it bites you in the...time wasted stakes.

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