Sunday, February 15, 2015
New Computer Setup
Well folks, I now a a new Apple computer. No, this isn't it, I'm typing this blog post on my old iMac because I encountered a problem in setting up my new computer. Specifically, iPhoto which is the reason I got the new iMac. My old computer was hanging up too much when I accessed my photos on iPhoto.
Actually, the setup of my new computer was going fine and I was almost finished until I went to access my videos in iPhoto. I couldn't access them. They're blank and I get a message "OSSTATUS ERROR 54".
I was very impressed when I removed my 27 inch iMac from the box. Only one cord, the power cord. No tower and a jumble of wires.
I simply removed my old iMac and put the new one in it's place on my desktop and plugged in the speaker wires and ethernet cable and I turned on the power. The new computer was programmed to walk me through the final steps of the setup, the first one being transferring all my data from my old computer (Time Capsule) to my new computer. That took about 13 hours (overnight). Most of the data transferred of course was my iPhotos, videos and iMovies. Again, the main reason I got the new computer.
UPDATE! I just got a call back from "Richard", my Apple help guy. My videos are now appearing after a couple of thumbnail updates. Don't ask me how that works, all I know is that my precious videos are now on my new computer and I'm a happy Delawarean.
Now, to make a call to get my new Airport Time Capsule set up. Wish me luck!