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  • Bought a NEW Computer

    Ok, so I FINALLY bought a new system - it should be here tomorrow night. How do I migrate correctly and with the least amount of fuss.
    My thoughts are to install AA first then copy my projects into the new install.

    What do I need to do so that when I fire up my software, all of my projects are there including PG Build applications?

    DO I need to deactivate the license?
    What is the correct order and steps to take?


    I have an external USB drive now that I plan to hook up to the new system where I house my projects? Yes, I have made backups, but not in the last few days.
    My current system is still in working order so I can easily get to anything if I need to.

    Thanks for any and all input on this!

    BTW new system ( yes I am a gamer too!) seems to be an incredible bang for the buck.
    https://www.amazon.com/CYBERPOWERPC-...ct_top?ie=UTF8
    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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    Re: Bought a NEW Computer

    Using a cyberpower pc now. Very fast and very strong. From Best Buy. I have a client using the same computer for a server. Setup was done by his IT at my suggestion and he is running faster than was ever possible on a brand new Dell server. He is usung win10 pro and has a VM for winxp running too.
    Might be easier to name the new pc same as old one. I got the 2T hd, 16G memory and 3.5GHZ one. It is a year old and never a hiccup
    Ok, so I FINALLY bought a new system - it should be here tomorrow night. How do I migrate correctly and with the least amount of fuss.
    My thoughts are to install AA first then copy my projects into the new install.
    Projects should be in their own folders on a drive.

    You could clone the hard drive rather than copy
    Last edited by DaveM; 06-21-2018, 05:49 PM.
    Dave Mason
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    • #3
      Re: Bought a NEW Computer

      There is absolutely no need to name your new computer the same as the old one as far as Alpha is concerned. You do not need to do anything special for activation.

      Lenny Forziati
      Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
      Alpha Software Corporation

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        Re: Bought a NEW Computer

        Thanks Lenny. did not know there had been a change.
        Dave Mason
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          Re: Bought a NEW Computer

          This is not a change. Alpha has never required or even recommended that a replacement computer use the same name as the previous one, though I have seen several message board posters suggest doing so.

          Lenny Forziati
          Vice President, Internet Products and Technical Services
          Alpha Software Corporation

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            Re: Bought a NEW Computer

            It used to be for "an easy" transition from old computer to new, we had to name the new computer the same as the old one because
            of Alpha Licensing.

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            • #7
              Re: Bought a NEW Computer

              Well, either way, I still want to know what I need to do.
              So far it seems like I obviously need to install AA on the new PC then what?
              Do I simply copy my project folder into AA? If that is the case - WOW - so simple.
              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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                Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                That is essentially "all" you need to do (to start with).
                There are other things that might be affected by the move (connection to your back-end and/or A5 server, firewall settings).
                It's difficult to tell without knowing your setup, but as you know, it's one step at a time.

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                  Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                  Originally posted by Lenny Forziati View Post
                  There is absolutely no need to name your new computer the same as the old one as far as Alpha is concerned. You do not need to do anything special for activation.
                  Lenny, if that is the case, why did I have to shell out $299 for a new A5V11 license as the old one wouldn't activate on my new PC?

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                    The naming issue is in the V11 documentation.
                    When a machine breaks, a newcone with the same name can be used with existing V11 software.
                    In the old days, Alpha would help you by deleting the old name so you could put in a new one if you were really stuck.
                    Perhaps you didn't ask the question Jon?
                    Ted Giles
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                      Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                      Ted,

                      If you mean Alpha would delete the old PC name on their systems so that I could re-register with the new name that's exactly what I requested. I was told in no uncertain terms that thatc was not an option as my license was out of support. Only options given were to rename my computer (not suggested by Alpha, but known to have worked in the past), possibly breaking my V12 & V10.5 licenses, or buy another copy of V11 for $299.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                        Ok, so far so good with the new computer - runs like a champ!
                        I looked at my old computer, the "workspace" is located on a certain folder in my C drive.
                        Should I copy that folder to a thumb drive and put it in my C drive on the new PC? Does anyone know if the path is relevant and necessary, rather does it need to be exactly the same?
                        Is this the best way to import my project?
                        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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                          Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                          I would certainly try to keep the path the same just for the sake of sanity.
                          It really depends on how you wrote the code for your project.

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                            Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                            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!
                            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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                              Re: Bought a NEW Computer

                              Charles,
                              Just wondering? Which variant did you get? I got the very old one with 3.2GHZ some years back and the newer one is 3.5GHZ. They now have a 4.2GHZ.
                              Also, can you give a money amount you paid. Mine was 769.00 a year ago from Best Buy(shipped).
                              Dave Mason
                              dave@aldadesktop.com
                              Skype is dave.mason46

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