PC upgrade - a diary

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blinddrew wrote:Hmmm. It would appear to be in Portsmouth. A logical route for a delivery between Manchester and York to take. Looks like it got put on the wrong lorry. :headbang:

Curious. I had a similar issue with a delivery recently that was supposed to be next day, but ended up 4 days :(
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I've got a long weekend coming up that I was hoping to use to get it up and running. Ho hum.
Hopefully it'll get here by Friday.
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I've just had a right palaver with DHL as part of my PC upgrade (which is basically me converting "studio" / spare bedroom into a home office, for which I needed a new desk and new PC). Long story short, DHL mucked the whole thing up and the company I bought the desk from got shafted. They were brilliant and offered me a full refund, which I duly accepted and received within 24 hours. I hope their gaffer gets on to DHL and gets some sort of compensation.
That said, I then ordered a desk from John Lewis which was subsequently (and promptly) delivered to me by two Eastern Europeans in no uniform and an anonymous white van.
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A big box has arrived.
Actually it's a huge box. No worries about insufficient packing materials here...
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Drew

Before powering anything up double check that you have removed any internal packaging in the case. I vaguely recall that my Scan computer was packed this way.
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Yep, that's what it says on the instructions.

And yes, i am one of those weirdos who actually reads the instruction manual. ;)
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Well I fished out the bits boxes first and was initially a bit concerned that it was going to be a bit more DIY than I was expecting:
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But it the motherboard box is empty and the fans and connections all appear to be spares because I have a non-standard case size.
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Music Wolf wrote:Drew

Before powering anything up double check that you have removed any internal packaging in the case. I vaguely recall that my Scan computer was packed this way.

Useful if you need a lot of bubble wrap.
And there may be a restore USB hidden inside.
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Correct on both counts!

Just about to kick off the transfer process, almost don't know where to start!
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Slowly but surely, with occasional checks ;)

Good luck, and god bless all who compute in her! :thumbup:

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Well, after about three hours last night we're roughly halfway through.
So far it's largely going to plan: iLok transfers all seamless (one of the big batches), and a few standalone tools with no issues yet.
Hit a snag with Jam Origin's Midi Guitar but they responded quickly to my previous mail so I'm sure they'll get me sorted quickly.
I should point out that I've not tested any of them yet, that'll be a fun job once I've transferred everything across.
Native Instruments and Waves still to go though, they make me nervous.
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With Komplete, if you have the large sample libraries installed you can copy them from your old system and use Native Access to point to their location.
This is particularly useful if you have Komplete on DVDs or a slow Internet connection.
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