|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.
I called Apple support and, as usual I got through without any problems. They recognize my phone number and greet me by name. Imagine Microsoft or Dell doing that. Ah, but I DIGRESS again.
The first few people I talked to were fine. But the problem came when I was transferred to the department that specializes in setting up the Time capsules. "Juliette" came on the phone. Right away I detected a heavy Indian accent. That sing-songy Indian accent. Maybe pleasing the ear in general conversation but when giving instructions on how to set up a network? Not so much.
|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)|
I don't want to torture you with the details (I was tortured enough yesterday) but I was on the phone with "Juliette" for almost two hours, crawling around on the floor, hooking up wires (ethernet, power cords, et al) and creating that new network to run through my new Airport time capsule. Don't ask me why I had to create a new network. "Juliette" told me but by then my head was hurting so much trying to translate the instructions she was giving me to set up said network.
|Old computer setup in new location - I can now sleep easy knowing that my photos are backed up all over the place.|
So here is the bottom line folks, both computers are new setup. Both have their own Time capsule backups. And I have a new, speedier, slick, impressive, awesome, huge, outstanding, sexy
|My new computer setup and ready to go (iPhoto naturally)|
I got the biggest and fastest (and most expensive - less money for that assisted living facility that probably awaits me in the future) computer that Apple had for sale. And I'm loving it folks!
Life is good.