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Is your new computer setup giving you trouble transferring photos from old to new? Get tips from the tech woes computer setup pros on new computer setup.
New computer setup

It can be a daunting task for the technically unsophisticated. Almost everybody has a lot of files scattered around the old computer. To many people, photos are the most important thing on their computer. Transferring tens– sometimes hundreds — of gigabytes from the old computer to new computer can take a painfully long time, and people become terribly frustrated.

What follows is a transcript of a caller with a new computer and an unhelpful tech support person. The caller is concerned that the photo transfer is taking too long. As is my policy, I have changed the names to protect the guilty, and any resemblance to real life situations is purely coincidental. Or is it? Maybe a little bit of both. I hope you enjoy my subtle attempt at geek humor, and welcome you to express your opinions and share your frustrating experiences in the comments below.  If you enjoyed this post, please feel free to share it with others. Thank you for stopping by. Craig Herberg

Unhelpful tech support guy: Technical support.  How may we humiliate you?

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: I just bought a new computer and it’s taking too long to transfer my pictures from the old computer.

Unhelpful tech support guy: You don’t need to transfer them. That’s a waste of time.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: What do I do then?

Unhelpful tech support guy: Just print them from your old computer and scan them into your new computer.

Unsuspecting tech woes victim: Thank you so much.  You make it so easy.

Unhelpful tech support guy: Thank you for the kind words and for calling technical support, where a stupid answer is only a phone call away.

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