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Calling on all techies and those who have access to techies...

When buying a new computer, or upgrading to a new (and, we hope, improved) operating system, my custom screen with the various documents shortcuts had to be rebuilt from scratch, a daunting task. So sayeth my resident techie, DH. This is what I had to do each time, and I really would rather not if there is an app or a way to copy my whole system including my screen just as it is, onto the new computer.

If you have done it or know how, I'm eternally in your debt for sharing, and I know others will be also.  :flowers2
Our personal screen with our shortcuts the way we want them is just as much our "office" as any brick & Mortar desk and office are, and we like them the way we like them... :yup
#1 - October 17, 2014, 03:26 PM
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Mirka, it would be useful help if you included the system you're using now and what you want to copy to.

Macs, for instance, have a "migrate" program that imported absolutely everything--bookmarks, settings, screensavers, desktops--over to the new laptop when I switched from a 2006 MacBook to a 2014 Air a few months ago. Even if it's a PC to PC changeover, there's probably a similar migration too. It helps to have the right cables (IIRC, for my migration, I needed a Firewire to Thunderbolt adapter and a Thunderbolt cable) and in my case, turning off the wireless on both computers was also important.

Good luck!
#2 - October 17, 2014, 05:54 PM

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I use a PC and DH has been itching to change my windows 7 to windows 8.1. He belives it is much more secure.
Dreading change... :grrr
#3 - October 18, 2014, 07:57 PM
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You might consider holding out for Windows 10--I hear it's a lot closer to 7 interface-wise than 8.1...
#4 - October 18, 2014, 08:18 PM
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  :ha How long do we have to hold out?
Sounds like you have inside information, Marissa.  ;)
#5 - October 19, 2014, 07:43 AM
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No, I just read an article somewhere recently.   ;D  I'll see if I can Google it.

ETA: Can't find the original article I read (NYTimes, maybe?) but here's something to start with.  It looks like they're releasing the middle of next year: http://www.pcworld.com/article/2690092/12-things-to-know-about-windows-10.html  If you Google Windows 10, there are a ton of articles on line.
#6 - October 19, 2014, 07:45 AM
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