New Laptops and Desktops are less costly than a year ago. However if you have data on your old computer, you need to transfer it to a new computer. When I talk about data I am referring to:
1. Email Files (Outlook/Outlook Express)
Backing up your data from one Computer has an expense associated with it ($50). Then, to transfer the backed up data over to a new computer will cost $50. (If you want to keep the backed up data, you would provide/purchase the external device – like an external hard drive – so the data gets backed up onto your own hardware device).
Applications that cannot be transferred:
a. Microsoft Office
b. Microsoft Works
d. Quickbooks and Quicken
e. Adobe Acrobat (paid software version)
f. Any applications which were downloaded or software which has been upgraded.
Applications must be reloaded which means you must have the original media with the license #. If you own a multiple user license, you still need the proper authentication.
There are some cases in which the data from the old computer cannot be transferred because the old hard drive has errors. The cost of this data recovery is initally $195, but in some cases, if the hard drive has mechanical issues, the cost can be much higher. This will be dealt on a case-by-case basis.