Internet for Beginners/Advice on changing computers


Getting rid of me small acer w/windows 7; now have a refurbished desk top Dell w/ windows 8 which I plan to switch over to. Have never done this before. please I hope you can give me step by step instructions to make the switch. I also have a Lexar jump drive to use but I don't want to transfer any bad viruses from the old computer. Should I first do a system restore or turn on
windows defender & use it? Thank you very much

Hi Christine,

It sounds like you're just trying to swap out the monitor with another one. If that's the case, just make sure you have the same type of connectors for the new monitor so it's simply a disconnect from the old monitor and connecting it to the new monitor. You don't need to transfer any files if you're using the same computer and just a new monitor.


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