|My new iMac computer in the box - no towers and only one cord - what would Bill Gates say?|
After two hours on the phone yesterday with Apple support, crawling around on the floor of my home office sorting out dust covered wires and trying to figure out what went where, my new computer is finally up and running! Hallelujah!
I've been dreading "the setup" ever since I ordered my new computer. In fact, that's one reason I hadn't ordered a new computer before, because I knew I would have to clean out a place for my old computer (which I will continue to use) and setup my new computer. But when my old computer kept getting hung up more frequently last week, I decided it was Time.
|Transferring data from my old computer to my new computer - the infamous Blue Bar|
Actually, setting my new computer and transferring the data from my old computer was very easy. Apple makes things that way. Obviously Apple has a different view of its customers than does say . . . . um . . . Microsoft or any of the Windows based computers like . . . . um Dell. Raise you hands anyone who likes the latest version of Windows 8.1 . . THE TILES. But I digress.
|The tangle of wires - some aren't even hooked up and I have no idea what they were for but I'm not touching them|
Transferring data from my old computer took about 14 hours. Hey, I have over 85,000 photos and videos. Even though the transfer took a long time (to be expected) where I ran into a snag was setting up my new time capsule backups.
I wanted to keep my old computer and its own time capsule backup and then set up my new computer with its own time capsule (Airport) backup. That's where the call to Apple support came in. Seems I had to set up a new network.
|The two Time capsule backups and my expensive monthly rental modem from Comcast (got to keep those profits coming in so Comcast can buy more media companies)|
|Old computer setup in new location - I can now sleep easy knowing that my photos are backed up all over the place.|
|My new computer setup and ready to go (iPhoto naturally)|