It was time.
(It was past time.)
After six years of daily use, not even MacGyver could save my computer…
First, the CD ROM became stuck in the open position. So it uselessly gaped and collected dust while I conveniently avoided writing any CD’s.
Next, the DVD ROM began to stick — in the shut position. This made loading new software, programs or even listening to a CD risky. So I started downloading everything from the internet, conveniently avoiding using any CD’s or CD-ROM’s.
Then my kids started complaining that the letters on the keyboard had worn off from repeated use. (No letter a, s, d, e, n, m, l or c.) But I didn’t see this as a big problem. Isn’t there a rule against looking at the keyboard anyway?
“WE NEED to see the keys Mom!” they repeatedly protested.
Yet even under that kind of pressure, I still wasn’t ready to part with my old “Black-Friday-HP-Wal-Mart-Computer.”
I decided to replace the keyboard. (It seemed like the least I could do to keep the peace.) But as it turned out, that would be almost impossible. New keyboards use a USB port, while old ones (like mine) use a round, multi-pronged thing – the kind they don’t make anymore.
No matter how I looked at it, the verdict was in. It was clearly time for a new computer. I just couldn’t kid myself any longer. This fact put me face to face with one huge obstacle to overcome. How on Earth would I transfer the important information from my old computer onto a new one?
I asked a young, tech-savvy person I know. She said: “Take a USB cord and hook up the old computer to the new one, then just download all the files you want.”
(Ha! Like I have any idea how to do that…)
So I asked different techie and he said: “You’ll need a one-terabyte external hard drive…they’re anywhere from $100-$300. Then you need to…” but I had stopped listening. I don’t even know what a “terabyte hard drive” is, much less how to use one. And I certainly don’t want to spend up to $300 on one.
Why didn’t they understand that I don’t have the foggiest notion of how to do something like transfer the contents of one computer to another? I could just picture myself “downloading” files to the wrong spot, somehow corrupting or crashing both computers in the process.
The plain truth is that a rank amateur like me has no business trying to jerry-rig the transfer of important files and programs. The “Do it yourself” option was simply not going to be safe, realistic or even affordable — especially not if I had to buy one of those “terabyte” drives. Worse than that was the fact that even if I could’ve miraculously done it myself, how I would transfer my Microsoft Windows, Excel, Power Point and Outlook programs? I’d long since lost track of the original boxes with the registration codes. Just re-buying all the Microsoft software for a new computer would’ve cost me a small fortune!
So I decided to look for something that might solve the problem.
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Key Features of PC Mover
Folder & File Selectivity
Select which folders and file types you don’t want transferred to your new PC.
Transfer everything you want – all your programs, files, and settings – in one easy move.
Multiple Transfer Options
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Easy-To-Use Wizard Interface
Click through a simple wizard to set up the move.
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Use PCmover Home to migrate your entire PC
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- Photo Editing Software
- Design Programs
- PC Games
- Instant Messengers
- Financial & Tax Software
- Desktop backgrounds
- Browser Settings
- Internet & Network Settings
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