As court reporters, we have the occasion to upgrade our computers from time to time for various reasons.
- Perhaps your current computer is slow and sluggish
- New CAT software demands the upgrade
- New operating system is available
- Larger capacity hard drive is needed
- Newer, faster, and more efficient processor available
- Desire to keep up with latest technology
- Need extra laptops for realtime clients
If you are in the market for a new computer, The Washington Post has a great article to guide you through the process of purchasing your new laptop.
Then the fun begins — getting your new computer set up and running smoothly and efficiently! For some, this can be a daunting task. PCWorld has some great pointers to help get you started.
Another question for some is, How do I access my Dropbox from this new computer? Not to worry — below are the step-by-step instructions on how to set up Dropbox on your new system and get you going quickly!
- Go to Dropbox.com
- Download the Dropbox application file
- Open the application file
- Click on Install
- Choose “I already have Dropbox”
- Log in with your email address and password
- Choose the typical install
- Skip the tour and then select Finish
According to Dropbox’s website, “Depending on the amount of stuff you have and the speed of your internet connection, it might take a while for the download to finish. But if you want to make the process as simple and effortless as possible, this is the way to go.”
I have used this method on multiple computers and is my preferred method of choice.