I'm new & my iMac here tomorrow!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Paul Chown, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Paul Chown macrumors member

    Dec 11, 2012

    Okay, so i took the plunge..... after many years saying i will NEVER get a Mac I’ve brought a 21.5 iMac and it arrives tomorrow with the following configuration:

    3.1GHz Quad-core Intel Core i7, Turbo Boost up to 3.9GHz
    16GB 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM - 2x8GB
    1TB Serial ATA Drive @ 5400 rpm
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 512MB GDDR5
    Magic Trackpad
    Apple Wireless Keyboard (British) & User's Guide (English)
    Accessory Kit

    I have lots of windows PC's, Server 2008 with AD etc for my company, but wanted something different for home. I have iPhones, iPads and 2 Apple TV's along with 3 airplay speakers (cat 6ed) and 1 airport express.

    The main usage will be:
    iTunes, music and movie streaming etc.
    Web browsing
    Central PC for all the family
    Converting DVD's to iTunes

    I will need to install Parallels/windows though, as I will still need access to my Windows servers remote app's (Sage, Payroll, and MS office) when working from home. So my first question is:
    Do I need to do this, or is there an application that will connect to my server’s remote apps?

    How do I transfer my iTunes (about 200GB) including playcounts, playlists etc?

    Then what? what else is a MUST have when setting up a new iMac?

    Thanks in advance

  2. iohass macrumors regular

    Mar 11, 2012
    well if you are going to be converting dvds, you might want a superdrive
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Apple has an article here that will walk you through moving your iTunes library over.

    Probably the most important thing I would suggest you do it buy a cheap, external USB drive and connect it to the iMac then turn on Time Machine so you have current and continuous backups.

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