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  • #16
    Re: Bought a NEW Computer

    Dave, the link I posted in the beginning shows the exact machine and cost that came to $789.09 with overnight shipping! From what I can tell, meaning user experience, the processor speed differences between a 2.8 and a 3.4 are irrelevant. My old machine had 2 physical 3.4ghz and 5 gigs of ram, it's an IBM 286 server with redundant power supplies. It still runs fine but because the hardware is much older I could not upgrade windows beyond 8 PRO or install the latest .net framework.
    Performance wise the new machine is clearly much faster and I am very happy with it. I just setup virtualbox to run ios in a virtual machine and I am hoping to clone my old hard drive windows 8 PRO setup and set that up in a virtual machine as well.
    NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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    • #17
      Re: Bought a NEW Computer

      Sorry Charles, should have looked. You have 6 core and 1 TB drive, I got AMD instead of intel(my choice) and 8 core(not needed) +@Tb and small ssd . That was a year ago and I picked it up at Best Buy store to save shipping. Plan to get another one pretty soon.

      Like I said, client just replaced an ancient server with similar, but faster and larger SSD. It was about 850.00 at Best Buy
      Dave Mason
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      • #18
        Re: Bought a NEW Computer

        Either way - great machines at a great price! I should have done this a couple of years ago. I was a little nervous knowing I would have to move and reinstall all of my everyday applications - AA being the main one I use, along with Office, Photoshop CS3, etc. It makes me realize how important online applications are now. One thing I knew for sure, the application I built to run my business with AA was going to be there, regardless of the device I am on! So even though, my development machine was down my business never was.

        So the final word on this is this - it was really great to simply install the latest release, copy my project and get on with my work!
        Microsoft Office 2010 Professional on the other hand...horse-expletive.
        NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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        • #19
          Re: Bought a NEW Computer

          I'm just wondering if you could have also simply Exported the workspace then Imported the workspace into Alpha on the new machine?
          I suppose this would do the same thing as copying the the files yourself.

          Glad it worked out well!!!
          Alpha Anywhere v12.4.6.2.6 Build 7295-5548 IIS v10.0 on Windows Server 2019 Std in Hyper-V

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          • #20
            Re: Bought a NEW Computer

            probably, as I have done that in regards to a bug Selwyn was helping me with a year or so ago. I think it was at that time he recommended I delete some of my old backups or something that made the export extremely large unnessarily.
            NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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            • #21
              Re: Bought a NEW Computer

              Originally posted by CharlesParker View Post
              Ok, so far so good! I copied my project folder and all of it's contents to a thumb drive. I then copied the folder into My Documents folder which btw is not the exact original path. Fired up AA, clicked to open other workspaces, and I am right back to work. Zero issues.

              My anxiety was unnecessary, Alpha Software went right back to work as though nothing changed including connection strings, etc. I literally went right back to working on my project immediately. The biggest pain was copying the files to the thumb drive because it took quite some time, but the new computer is much faster and copying the files to the new PC was quick and painless.

              I'll post back any caveats I run into - but again, this went REALLY SMOOTH. Simple as copy and paste - right back at it!
              It sounds like moving your project files was easy. Are there any settings or configuration files that you copied from your old computer? I'm now doing a fresh install and I don't remember the settings I tweaked. I'd like to know where my preferences are stored and what is the best method of migrating them.

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              • #22
                Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                Everything just worked as expected no reason to fear or migrate preferences as far as I know. I have never tweaked the UI but I am pretty sure those preferences would be stored in the same folder with everything else.
                NWCOPRO: Nuisance Wildlife Control Software My Application: http://www.nwcopro.com "Without forgetting, we would have no memory at all...now what was I saying?"

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                • #23
                  Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                  Does anyone know where Alpha Anywhere stores its global UI settings? I'm assuming that these are not stored with my projects.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                    Hi Ben

                    Try C:\ProgramData\Alpha Software\Alpha Anywhere Version 12\Installations\CProgramFilesx86a5V12

                    Cheers

                    Glen
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