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chugging away at the new PC

OMG. Working on the old HD in the new PC. Have to transfer thousands of files. Tens of thousands? Old pics, docs, text files. Most everything else on that drive is old junk. Don’t know how I’m supposed to get rid of the old copy of Windows on there. Maybe I have to reformat the drive? Can you even do that with a SATA drive? It would clear things up totally, and I’d never have to deal with permissions again.

But I think I have everything at this point. Better check another 4 times to be sure. What a pain. On the whole drive there was just one program worth keeping. And it came down to the no-brainer choice of either buying a new copy for $39 or spending $179 for one of those data/application migration programs. Duh, I bought the new one. Most everything else I had on there was freeware. I did manage to save my old school version of FreeCell, which runs slow as a dog on this new cheap system with it’s lousy onboard video driver. Power supply is too weak to add a graphics card. Old machine has better everything, but the power connectors aren’t the same, so transferring over the new motherboard may not be a good idea. I’ll think about it, because the old case has a hefty power supply, the new motherboard has the right open slots for a good graphics card, and the price of those things has really come down. But then I’d be tempted to become one of those Gamer Boys, get a 4K monitor, and my life would be over. Probably better to have crappy graphics and minimize my PC addiction. At least I’ve got the internet and WiFi situation mostly squared away.

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Seems I’ve collected a huge number of cute animal pics. I’ve got 20 years worth of graphics to sort through. 


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Posted by Drew458   United States  on 05/12/2020 at 11:30 AM   
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