New laptop

Discussion in 'Hardware - PCs, Consoles, Gadgets' started by Joker62, Apr 29, 2013.

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  1. As the title says, I'm after a new laptop. I've looked at getting one built from a basic spec with upgrades on bits and bobs, such as memory size on hard drive, processor and RAM, is it worth upgrading to Windows 8 at the moment or waiting for a while?
  2. Cheers, SD, have been looking at PC Specialist's website and upgrading bits on one of theirs. Am after a 17" screen too.
  3. I have just got a new laptop and I am having trouble transferring my photos to the new one. anyone got any tips?
    I am a complete numpty when it comes to IT stuff, I have tried windows easy transfer, stuck the data onto a memory stick but cannot get it to work on my new machine. Any suggestions?
  4. It should just be a case of copying them to your flash drive (mem stick) and then from that to your new pc. There's very little scope for anything to go wrong in that scenario. Duff mem stick/flash drive? IS it correctly recognised by the new computer?
  5. For a nominal fee, any PC shop can do it for you.
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  6. Just got a new lappy myself with windows 8. Seems spooky at first, but only after a week it has become second nature.
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  7. msr

    msr LE

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  8. I got a Lenovo last October and can't fault it - stacks of different models available at a good spread of prices.

    I'm not tempted by the offer of the cheap upgrade to W8, but if reports are favourable I may reconsider.
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  9. Here's another, using it myself. Freeware & Pro versions: Start Menu X

  10. Grumblegrunt

    Grumblegrunt LE Book Reviewer

    you can share the drive hosting the pics and copy it over the wifi network at home. turn on advanced sharing on the old drive/partition and allow remote access to computers with network authentication
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  11. I'm finding it a bit easier now, it's just frustrating that all the basics seem to be "somewhere else" and it's a bugger finding them.

    I uploaded Firefox, which I like using, although it took a while to find the Delete History and Cookies, which I like to delete all the build- up of crap ( click on Home on the top right, then click on settings at the bottom)

    Also the media app is very idiot- friendly for burning music and video.
  12. msr

    msr LE

    That' why I like Start8 so much