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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:44 pm

Well I fished out the bits boxes first and was initially a bit concerned that it was going to be a bit more DIY than I was expecting:
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But it the motherboard box is empty and the fans and connections all appear to be spares because I have a non-standard case size.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby wireman » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:14 pm

Music Wolf wrote:Drew

Before powering anything up double check that you have removed any internal packaging in the case. I vaguely recall that my Scan computer was packed this way.

Useful if you need a lot of bubble wrap.
And there may be a restore USB hidden inside.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:59 pm

Correct on both counts!

Just about to kick off the transfer process, almost don't know where to start!
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby Martin Walker » Wed Oct 14, 2020 10:30 pm

Slowly but surely, with occasional checks ;)

Good luck, and god bless all who compute in her! :thumbup:


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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Thu Oct 15, 2020 10:07 am

Well, after about three hours last night we're roughly halfway through.
So far it's largely going to plan: iLok transfers all seamless (one of the big batches), and a few standalone tools with no issues yet.
Hit a snag with Jam Origin's Midi Guitar but they responded quickly to my previous mail so I'm sure they'll get me sorted quickly.
I should point out that I've not tested any of them yet, that'll be a fun job once I've transferred everything across.
Native Instruments and Waves still to go though, they make me nervous.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby Agharta » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:52 am

With Komplete, if you have the large sample libraries installed you can copy them from your old system and use Native Access to point to their location.
This is particularly useful if you have Komplete on DVDs or a slow Internet connection.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:26 pm

Fortunately I'm a very recent adopter so I don't have much from NI - but my user experience to date hasn't been exactly thrilling.
It's much the same with Waves actually...
I'll be picking that lot up tomorrow. I have warned the better half to expect much swearing.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby MOF » Thu Oct 15, 2020 1:47 pm

Fortunately I'm a very recent adopter so I don't have much from NI - but my user experience to date hasn't been exactly thrilling.
NI used to be dreadful but now their Native Access has made it a much simpler affair. I presume it’s the same on Windows as I’m a Mac user. I’ll get my coat then, (Fast Show reference). :lol:
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby Martin Walker » Thu Oct 15, 2020 3:36 pm

blinddrew wrote:Well, after about three hours last night we're roughly halfway through.

Only six hours for this mammoth transfer?

Wow!!!!!!!


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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Thu Oct 15, 2020 11:00 pm

I've not done any content transfer yet! This is just programmes and licenses.

Anyway, it's all clearer than trying to make sense of Amazon's new music downloader/malware thing. I have sworn at that a lot tonight.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby 2pods » Fri Oct 16, 2020 12:44 am

Keep at it.

I've finally got mine finished. Now to back it up.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:18 pm

Jam Origin sorted, another speedy response from them. :thumbup:
Native instruments now.
Ho hum.
The instructions say to go to the 'Manage Devices' page and deactivate on the old machine etc. etc.
Except those instructions are for pre-Native Access installations. :headbang:
So I've downloaded Native Access on the new machine and got both machines running and NA open. I'm just trying a straight install in the hope that it will prompt me for some kind of activate/deactivate instructions.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 18, 2020 4:20 pm

Ah. Ahem.
I apologise sincerely to Native Instruments and in the future I shall make sure I am reading the correct line on the spreadsheet.

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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Sun Oct 18, 2020 6:22 pm

Hmmm. I appear to be running into a problem with Spitfire not wanting me to put the sample libraries where I want to put them.
Uninstalling and starting again on this one.
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Re: PC upgrade - a diary

Postby blinddrew » Mon Oct 19, 2020 1:12 pm

Well, I may have been halfway through the list in three hours, but the other half took ten hours yesterday.
Still, it did give me plenty of time to sit and play guitar along to my new CDs whilst things downloaded and uploaded and validated and made a quick return journey to Mars etc. ;)

Now to work through everything on the new machine and catch any downloads I've missed.
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