A few steps immediately after you get your new computer can save you a lot of time, effort and loss of data later. I’ll review my recommendations.
Programs and settings aren’t easily migrated to a new machine. For the most stable upgrade you’ll want to work from scratch.
You can put whatever you want on your new computer; it’s just a matter of transferring the data and organizing it!
More than likely, you will want to keep the new operating system on your new machine. All that you need from your image backup is the data that has luckily been preserved.
Setting a budget for a new computer is a fine idea, but it’s best to dive in a little deeper and determine your processing and memory needs before you go shopping.
Transferring information from an old computer to a new one is a problem we all face every so often. I’ll touch on a couple of approaches, and then describe what I do, and recommend.