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Easy Transition New PC Set Up

Posted by Ms.Tris On May - 2 - 2011

Well..Well.. and Well ..! I am finally smiling and doing many mental cartwheels over here. Remember I told you I was getting an Alienware?..Well I did:

…And was it a beauty inside…unfortunately I started loading all my programs and the pc wouldn’t start after 3 days. I was very upset. By the 4th day I got a blue screen!.. I sent the thing right back but had to wait an entire month for a replacement.

I know Alienware pc’s are super reliable over all; but, after my bad experience, I decided against ordering another. I wanted a maxed out G5 doesn’t every producer want a MAC :)…To build a custom G5 with all the specs I wanted would have cost me around 5,000$. WOW..too much for my budget indeed.

I looked around for a few deals and settled on a Dell9100.

I love it so far! Whisper quiet,super fast, plenty RAM, and great for handling several task at once. My transition to this pc has been flawless. Many of you may be upgrading so here is a quick check list for making pc set up easy and breezy..

1.Back up all your work.
2.Purchase or use an external drive
3.Add all your antivirus/anti malware programs to a folder on the external drive
4.Download all latest drivers for your software and hardware into a folder on the external drive. (Pay close attention if you need 32bit or 64 bit)
5.Gather all installation cd’s and dvd’s
6.Save an HTML file of your internet bookmarks and download to a folder on the external drive.
7.Download latest version of your browser ie;firefox etc. Download all toolbars you use for your browser

Double check that you have all the LATEST programs, drivers, toolbars, serial #’s, and software for your new pc. If your old pc is functional you can make a list of installed programs etc. before trashing it.

When your new pc arrives:
8.Install all antivirus/anti malware software and be sure your firewall is turned on.
9.Begin to install your drivers, browsers, bookmarks, and programs as instructed by manufacturer.

If you have tons of software,plug ins and other programs…CHECK CHECK CHECK that your new pc will shut down and start up properly after loading a few.
Do this throughout your installation process. This will make it very easy to track down any problematic installs.
10. Make a recovery disk.

This little check list helped me so much. It usually takes a full day to get things set up properly, so be sure you have the time to really get technical. Another important thing to remember if you have several external drives.Rename the drive letters on your new pc to whatever they were on your old pc. This way your new pc will have the same drive paths as your old one.

I’ll be spending a few days fine tuning things as well. I should be back to regular post by this Thurs.

Happy Beat Making To All!
Pz Til Later~

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