New Computer? Now What?
<p><strong>Tampa, Fla. — May 4</strong><br /> With buying a new computer, there is the daunting task transferring the old data onto the new one. Although time-consuming and a little cumbersome, there are steps you can take that will help the process be a bit more manageable.<br /><br />The first thing that needs to be done is the new computer needs to be set up following the instructions that came with your new purchase.<br /><br />Once that is up and running, the amount of data that is to be transferred needs to be determined.<br /><br />If there are limited files that need to be moved, the easiest method would be to burn the files on the old computer to a CD-ROM. Once the CD is burned, the files can be downloaded to the hard drive of the new computer.<br /><br />If the data transfer is greater than what can be held on a CD-ROM, there are a few methods that will handle larger data migrations:</p><ul><li><strong>Via Network:</strong> This requires an in-home network. If one is set up in the household or business, both computers need to be on the network. Once this is established, both of the computer’s hard drives will be shared and files can easily be copied back and forth.</li></ul><ul><li>F<strong>iles and Settings Transfer Window: </strong>This is a tool that transfers data and Window Settings (mail and contacts for Outlook and Internet bookmarks) and is found in Windows XP. To find the tool, click Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools and then Files and Settings Transfer Wizard. Once activated, the Wizard will walk through the data transfer process step by step.</li></ul><p>Fast-teks, an on-site computer repair company that services the small businesses and residences and even makes housecalls, can help with this. </p><p>Fast-teks services and repairs all major computer brands, which includes troubleshooting, virus removal, DSL and cable setup, wireless networking, data back-up and recovery, preventative maintenance agreements, Web site development and much more.</p>