Data Transfer Service
Data and program transfer refers to the process of copying the data, settings, printers, and programs from an old computer to a new one.
What is data?
- Saved keys, passwords and account information
Data is a file you create, not the program that created it. Things like Microsoft Office, Quickbooks, Quicken, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc are not data. Those programs create data files. For example, reloading Quickbooks alone does not ‘restore’ your data.
Very, very important to understand that. Often times we need registration, login information, and key numbers to re-install programs.
How does the process work?
It starts by simply bringing in the old and new computers into the shop.
- The primary focus is getting the data and only the necessary programs copied to the new computer.
- The new computer is kept as clean and clutter free as possible.
- The overall configuration of the old computer is duplicated as closely as possible.
- The original computer is not typically modified in any way. We copy data and programs only.
- The original computer should be kept intact for 90 days, just in case we have to refer back to it.
- If requested, the old computer can be recycled or sanitized, which means personal data is removed, in the event you will be disposing, selling or donating it. There is an additional charge for recycling or sanitizing.
- Often times login, registration, and key numbers are needed to reload programs such as Office, Quickbooks, etc.
- Email is a big thing. Every effort is made to make the email look and work the same as before. For web mail users, this is usually not a problem.
- Sometime the printer is required in the shop to configure it to the new computer.
- All the accounts, passwords and keys we work with are documented.
We want the learning curve to be as close to zero as possible when moving to a new computer.
See our pricing page for current service rates.