Words from Nerds 138: Time To Move My Data

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Nerd News:


  • Are you or someone you know planning on getting a new computer this holiday season? If so, you may want to know how you can easily move data from old computers to new ones:
  • MAC Migration Assistant. Apple also offers OnetoOne assistance in-store.
  • Windows Easy Transfer – MSFT doesn’t offer it for free. What to do? Try Geek Squad, albeit for a price.
  • Things to do before you start.
    • Backup…to an external disk
    • Save your bookmarks, passwords. consider using plugins or cloud
    • identify critical files that you’ll need. Maybe burn to DVD?
  • Things to do after you’re done:
    • how to format the old system if you’re giving it to someone else or selling it
    • make sure you set up new backups on the new systems
    • recycle your old gear properly

This Week in Nerd History:

  • December 5, 1847 – Jefferson Davis is elected to the US senate, his first political post.
  • December 5, 1901 – Walt Disney, American animated film producer was animated