FOR XMAS WOW !,
WHAT ABOUT ALL THAT DATA AND THOSE PHOTOS ON THE OLD ONE?
New computer data migration
Data backup, don't lose it
Data movement to new
On-site and off-site data stores
Data sync between devices
FAQS - NEW COMPUTER FOR XMAS! WOW
NEW COMPUTER WHAT DO I DO?
If you don't have much data to transfer:
Get your data transferred to an online storage area, Dropbox, Google, iCloud.
Backup your email if you still use POP. Put that in the online storage.
Collect all your software setup files and licences and put them in the online storage.
Then on your new computer, install security software if it needs it, you can even put antivirus and malware software on a Mac.
Install your online storage on your computer or if it's built in, then watch as all your files are downloaded onto your computer.
Install all the software you need, re-setup your email account and data files.
Re licence software as needed, getting all the updates for them.
WHAT ABOUT ALL MY PERIPHERAL DEVICES
Modern computers will do a lot of the basic set up of peripherals for you. Basic drivers to get you going.
What you often need is the install software to get the most out of a device.
Also, Basic drivers don't always play well with others over a network connection, so a complete software install for a peripheral device may be needed.
You also have to watch your security software and or Apple OS, as they can stop or get in the way of setup, updating software and can cause lots of connection issues and drop off.