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Desktop Migration Checklist

Originally Published:
Oct 2008

When you roll out new desktop and laptop PCs inevitably users and clients require that their data be migrated from their old systems to the new workstations. Information that must be transferred includes everything from QuickBooks company files to personal photographs, spreadsheets, word processing documents, iTunes music and movies and more.

In the middle of trying to remember all the files and data (don't forget old .PST files!) that must be moved to the new system, it's easy to forget the myriad number of other tasks that must be completed, such as confirming the new desktop or laptop possesses desktop administration (local administrator) permissions (if appropriate), installing Adobe Flash and Reader and a host of other applications and settings.

This Desktop Migration Checklist ensures no applications, files or settings fall through the cracks when a user receives a new PC.

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