Saturday, August 15, 2009

I LOVE my computer.....

Well, today was the big day. Today my computer guy arrived with my new computer. I was really nervous about this whole thing because we were going to attempt to transfer everything on my old computer to the new one. (about 28 gb worth) I always clone my entire system on an external hard drive and thought at first that I could use that.....but alas....the program I use to clone it will not restore it to a computer with a different operating system from which it was originally copied. Rats!!

So I researched and researched and came up with a program called PC Mover. This is not a paid ad by any means but I'm just telling you that if you get a new upgraded system and want to copy programs from your old computer.....THIS is the program to get. You can copy the whole machine or just a few programs and files.....its up to you. Needless to say, the less you transfer over takes the least amount of time. I was skeptical but it took about 3 hours to do my whole system over a network and after it was done.....I can say that as far as I know now.....95% of my programs are working. I've only had to reinstall my firewall and virus scanner, which they said I may have to do. Oh and my printer had to be reinstalled....but so far everything seems to be working. Of course I haven't been through the whole computer yet, but as time goes on, I will come across more that either work or they don't. I found this program on eBay a lot cheaper than what it was selling for in the stores. I think I paid $25 for it and it was worth every penny. So remember this if you're going to upgrade. This is a time saver like you wouldn't believe.

This is the weekend of the "cruise". All week long we've been listening to the music from the 60's....when I was in my prime. They have this every year and its nice. Its gotten bigger and bigger each year. Seeing all the old cars....fixed up to be in mint condition is a treat as well. So thousands of people are cruising Woodward Avenue tonight and tomorrow. The weather is gorgeous, but HOT.....and for one brief weekend, we can close our eyes and dream that we're 16 again, slow-dancin' with our heart-throb. Sigh ~ how fast time flies. Enjoy the weekend!!

7 comments:

Sophie said...

I'm delighted that you finally got your new computer and were obviously savy enough to find a way to get your old data on the new one... that kinda stuff frustrates me to tears. I hope you totally enjoy it and it behaves for you for a long time to come! Enjoy your cruisin' weekend... ahh yes, we were that young once, weren't we. If I shut my eyes I can still remember too! :-)

Dear Liza said...

You know, I'm impressed with your computer knowledge and ability. Just saying...

Have a wonderful time cruisin!

Hugs, buddy. :)

Joy Des Jardins said...

Congratulations on a successful transfer of all your files Val. I know you're relieved to get it all done.....I would be. I've had to do that before, and it's nervewracking until it's over. It's nice to have a new computer though, isn't it? I hope everything runs smoothly from here on out. Hugs, Joy

happyone said...

Glad to hear you got your new computer and everything got moved from the old to the new without any problems.
Enjoy your new computer.
Thanks for your comment. It means a lot!

SOUL: said...

Hiya charlotte
how's the new computer? Like a new car i'll bet.
Enjoy!
Happy i was one of your first stops :)). Thanks btw you always have the right things to say.
Hoping you have a great day
love that cat pic... Looks like hes up to somethin.. Kinda like YOU

Margaret said...

Sorry that I missed this on Saturday, but here I am catching up....How was the Cruise???...And, thank goodness you got the pC together and you can relax about it for a while, huh?...Oh yes, MISSED you while your were gone!!
Come by some time...
And, THANKS for Smokey Robinson..

WaterLearner said...

Wow .. new computer! I can read happiness in every line of your post!