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Moving to your new computer. Vic Fascio Technology Learning Center for ITS. What we’ll cover. Clearing your space Preserving Docs and settings What ITS will do What you should preserve Files What you may want to preserve Favorites / Bookmarks Address books

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moving to your new computer
Moving to your new computer

Vic Fascio

Technology

Learning Center

for ITS

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

what we ll cover
What we’ll cover
  • Clearing your space
  • Preserving Docs and settings
    • What ITS will do
    • What you should preserve
      • Files
    • What you may want to preserve
      • Favorites / Bookmarks
      • Address books
      • Other stuff on your hard disk

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

space what s arriving
Space: What’s arriving
  • Mid-sized tower case (can stand on or desk or floor)
  • Flat-panel displays
    • Only a few inches thick
    • Light and movable
  • Keyboard and mouse
  • Square footage:27” or so feet on each side

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

helping to clear
Helping to clear
  • Staff must be able to place new system
  • Will remove old computer/monitor
  • Place machine in area marked with your note
  • Will not:
    • Move files, personal effects
    • Sort through papers

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

clear space
Clear space
  • Clear space around present computerOR Clear space for your new computer
  • Space requirements: 27” - 3 feet square

27”-3’

27”-3’

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

clear computer monitor
Clear computer/monitor
  • Many of us use the computer as
    • Bookcase
    • Bulletin board
    • Curio cabinet
    • Meal tray
    • Key holder

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

a little cleanup
A little cleanup…
  • Housekeeping
    • Clear space for/around the computer
    • Clear off your computer
  • Speeds up delivery
  • Organizes your space
  • Shows consideration for rollout staff

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

why clear your space
Why clear your space?
  • No Cleanup = No Computer
  • Your materials are too valuable for ITS staff to move
  • If space is not clearstaff will bypass your desk

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

clarify placement
Clarify placement
  • Tape your computer deployment notification note to the space where you want the computer

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

electrical power
Electrical Power
  • Each computer comes with a surge protector
  • Requirements
    • One active 3-prong plug
    • Within 6-8 feet of computer location

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

power problems
Power Problems?
  • No 3 prong Outlet?
  • Outlet too far away?
  • Power overloaded?
  • Call Buildings and Grounds for work order: 239-3898

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

summary clearing your space
Summary: Clearing your space

Be Prepared!

  • Clear 27”- 3’ square desk spaceYour papers are too valuable for us to move!!
  • Remove stuff from computer and monitor
  • Check on 3 prong outlet 6 feet from computer location
  • Alert Buildings and Grounds to power problems well ahead of time
  • Leave note to clarify computer placement

Thanks!

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

moving documents and settings
Moving documents and settings
  • What ITS will do
    • Move My Documents to Old My Documents on your new computer
    • Remove your old computer
  • What you should do
    • Move anything you want to keep into My Documents
  • Help documents will be available on the Web for all these areas, off the TLC Web site: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

documents
Documents
  • Move or copy files into My Documents for ITS to back up for you
  • OR: Back up your documents onto your own disks
  • Tips
    • Move entire folders from other locations
    • Most My Documents folder will fit on a Zip disk
    • Don’t wait until the last minute!

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

favorites bookmarks
Favorites / Bookmarks
  • Saved URLs in Internet Explorer and Netscape
  • Easy to export to a file
  • Copy into My Documents or your own disk

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

address books
Address Books
  • Address books problematic
  • Web sites available foradvice (see Word Doc)
  • Rekeying may be necessary….
  • BUT: New Email has a drag-and-drop database for CCSF folks: Point and click to create new addresses and groups

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

address books printing
Address Books: Printing
  • For outside addresses in your old address book, protect yourself by printing everything out
  • In pine, go to the Address book and hit % to print to a UNIX printer. You’ll have to print all groups individually with the % command.
  • Most other address books have a Print entry on the File menu
  • If not (as in Netscape 4.7x), try File > Export to save the address book as a file
    • Choose .csv (comma-delimited)
    • .csv files open in Excel
    • If not .csv: try tab delimited (can open in Notepad)

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

other settings
Other settings
  • C:\Program Files\Netscape\Users holds Netscape settings and mail
  • If you have Netscape Mail on your Hard Disk, copy this folder to My Documents
  • Saves settings for multiple users

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

pine email and the fog server
Pine email and the fog server
  • Fog will continue to be available
  • Pine email overseen by system administrators
  • Netscape or Outlook IMAP setup keeps mail on server

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

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Oops!
  • If you find you’ve forgotten something…
  • You’ll have a 1 week window to get back to your old PC
  • Check documents soon on yournew computer

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc

summary
Summary
  • ITS saves My Documents to Old My Documents on new computer
  • Copy everything you want ITS to save to My Documents
  • Backup anything you want on your own disks
  • Things to consider:
    • Files not in My Documents
    • Bookmarks / Favorites
    • Email

CCSF Technology Learning Center: http://www.ccsf.edu/tlc