Buying new PC laptop

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by CandyCane23049, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. CandyCane23049 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    #1
    Sony - VAIO Laptop / Intel® Core™ i3 Processor / 14" Display / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive - Violet

    Model: VPCEA36FM/V


    My previous laptop is where the bulk of my itunes is at, when I get the new laptop and synch my 3Gs and 5th Nano how can I make sure nothing gets erased from them?

    Any advice will be greatly appreciated. :)
     
  2. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #2
    Well to keep any music you bought from iTunes all you have to do is plug your iPhone & iPod into your new computer, get in iTunes and go to File-->Transfer Files. That will transfer all your purchased music.

    Now for files that you did not buy from iTunes, I suggest you back up to an external hard drive if you have one or DVD-R's (way less convenient.)

    If you happen to have Carbonite or some sort of backup program then make sure you back up where you keep your music files/video files/pictures and then just download Carbonite on your new PC and restore the files, I've done it several times when I reinstall Windows or get a new PC.

    Anymore questions just ask bro. Hope I helped. Later.
     
  3. CandyCane23049 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 28, 2009
    #3
    Thanks I used Mozy to backup my files so I should be good. :)
     
  4. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #4
    Why do we need to know you are buying a Windows computer and why do we need to know the specs. Don't think you're cool on MacRumors bragging about that junk.
     
  5. mchad macrumors member

    Joined:
    Aug 31, 2010
    Location:
    Vegas
    #5
    +10 DKP
     
  6. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

    Mike225

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    SF BAY
    #6
    Why does anyone need to know your iDevices and computer specs which are attached as your "signature" to all of your posts?
     
  7. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #7
    Ohhh you Mac Fanboys need to chill out. He's excited he got a new computer who cares that he listed his computer and specs??? Is that some inconvenience to you? Grow up. This Apple vs. Microsoft s*it needs to stop. I prefer Windows but I respect people who use Apple/Macs.

    Anyway, Candyman...just make sure you back everything up, I know it does it automatically but before you go and delete stuff make sure your stuff is backed up for sure in Mozy. Other than that, you should be good!
     
  8. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #8
    Another way to rephrase this is
    "I want to sync my current 3GS and Nano to a different computer but I don't want them to be erased. How do I do that?"
     
  9. Simm0nS777 macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    Northeast Ohio
    #9
    what he said. who cares?
     
  10. ItsJustafnPhone macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2010
    #10
    Hey guys I'm buying a new BMW M3

    will my phone work with it

    >___>
     
  11. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #11
    When you are creating a signature it tells you to do the following steps.
    -
    Signature rules:
    Maximum 200 characters and 4 lines.
    No blank lines or lines of punctuation characters!
    May not be distracting, oversized, or in conflict with any forum rules.
    Please use continuous text rather than many short lines.
    For example, use this:
    24" Aluminum iMac, 2.8 GHz, 4 GB RAM, 750 GB HD ; 4 GB iPod nano
    instead of this:
    24" Aluminum iMac
    2.8 GHz
    4 GB RAM
    750 GB HD
    -
    Plus everybody does it, so why not?
     
  12. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

    Mike225

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    SF BAY
    #12
    If you car question was along the lines of "How do I get my iPod to play with my new car?" and you didnt know how.
     
  13. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

    Mike225

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    SF BAY
    #13
    So you attach your computer.specs/iToys to EVERY post you make, yet you feel you need to call out someone who mentioned the specs of their new computer in one post.

    He has the right to post his computer specs "So why not?"
     
  14. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #14
    That's a dumb question.. ask your car dealership :p
    No but seriously, that is a stupid question.
     
  15. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #15
    He wasn't asking anything about his Sony laptop, he listed the model and specs. He asked how to get his files on his new computer so that is a legit question he asked.

    People need to calm down on these forums. These forums have really gone downhill over the years because people like you guys b*tch about everything and anything you can. Just chill out and help someone out.
     
  16. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #16
    My point is, for a question like this, doesn't have to do at all about his computer specs. Does the amount of space in a Hard Drive need to be mentioned at all? Or him telling us his processor.

    Maybe if this guy was trying to find out some specs for a video game, then yes, but not for syncing an ipod.
     
  17. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

    Mike225

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    SF BAY
    #17
    Did he need to? No
    Can he? Yes
    Did he? Yes

    Do you need to post your iToy/Computer specs in each of your posts via your sig? No
    Can you? Yes
    Do you? Yes
     
  18. SRLMJ23 macrumors 65816

    SRLMJ23

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2008
    Location:
    New York
    #18
    I understand what you're saying but why bust his balls like that. He was asking a legit question.
     
  19. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #19
    I don't help out show-offs. Would you help me if I said "I got a brand new iPhone 4 32 gb with screen protectors on the back and front with a incase slider case and an external charger. How can I sync this phone?"

    I'm pretty sure your response would be "wtf is wrong with you"
     
  20. iBryton macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2010
    #20
    Telling us the color of his computer was relevant to his question. :eek:
     
  21. Mike225 macrumors 6502a

    Mike225

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2010
    Location:
    SF BAY
    #21
    It looks like a copy paste anyways. You need to CALM DOWN BRO.
     
  22. Mochi Hana macrumors 6502a

    Mochi Hana

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2010
    Location:
    Texas
    #22
    I'm the same way, but flipped. I use a Mac but I have nothing against people who use PCs. :)
     
  23. TheMacBookPro macrumors 68020

    TheMacBookPro

    Joined:
    May 9, 2008
    #23
    CALM DOWN DUDE. You like to brag about your stuff, I like to brag about my stuff, and the OP wanted to brag. We're all braggarts.

    He COPIED AND PASTED the information from the Sony website. He didn't intentionally type it all out.

    Then don't help out. You didn't help out in this thread and it doesn't seem like you will. Do you a magic button to transfer his entire iTunes library? Special information? No? Then we don't care whether or not you want to help.

    You're right, now I'm thinking, "WTF is wrong with you?"

    @OP Follow these instructions. I just did that to transfer my library from my old PC to my new laptop :)
     
  24. gtmac macrumors 6502a

    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2010
    #24
    Seriously!!!! or how much people sold their old iDevices for!!! Very LAME!!!!!!
     
  25. smokescreen220 macrumors regular

    smokescreen220

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2010
    Location:
    California Native
    #25
    I could care less about peoples signatures...

    Sony laptops are terrible, I'd consider getting something else....
     

Share This Page