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Migrating to SSD: Get yourself a new computer without getting one

CNET editor Dong Ngo shows how you can replace your computer's hard drive with a solid-state drive and be significantly happier with your life.

By Mar. 13, 2012


How-To: Migrating to a new user account in OS X

Sometimes when troubleshooting problems with a user account, the easiest solution is to create a new account and migrate your data over to it, instead of finding the roots of the problem and fixing them.

By Sep. 16, 2010


How to regain access to user files and folders after copying or migrating

There are times when you may copy files or folders to your system and cannot access them because the system does not allow you permission to them. In the case of folders, you may see a small "no entry" symbol to the lower right of the folder icon. This may happen after migrating or copying files, but it can also happen when accessing shared resources such as network drives, thumb drives, or external hard drives.

By Aug. 25, 2010


How to: migrating data to a new user account

While sometimes a complete reinstallation of OS X is the most straightforward approach to fixing problems, migrating to a new account may be preferred if you need to ensure other user accounts and application installations do not get touched.

By Oct. 29, 2009


Migrating and resizing a Boot Camp partition

Peter Glaskowsky explains how he solved his problem of migrating a 20GB Boot Camp partition to a 32GB partition on the new drive on his MacBook Pro.

By Oct. 14, 2008


Frozen Dock after migrating or installing software

Some users may experience a frozen dock, wherein items cannot be added or removed from the Dock. This problem may occur after users install programs that add themselves to the dock.

By Jan. 14, 2009


Transfer data from Palm to Pocket PC - Migrating from Palm to Pocket PC

You've decided to abandon your Palm PDA in favor of a shiny new Windows Mobile Pocket PC, but there's just one problem: how do you migrate data from your old handheld to the new one? If you've been using Palm Desktop to sync your data with your PC, it can

May. 21, 2008


Flappy Bird will return better than ever, creator vows

The infuriatingly difficult flying game is returning to the App Store and Google Play, its creator Dong Nguyen has promised -- and it'll be a new improved version.

By Mar. 20, 2014


Microsoft to Windows XP users: The jig is up

Today marks the last day of official support for XP. So what does that mean for the aged operating system and its many steadfast users?

By Apr. 8, 2014


Facebook Q3 by the numbers: 874M monthly mobile users

The social network's mobile user numbers are up 45 percent in the third quarter, and it shows in the company's mobile advertising dollars.

By Oct. 30, 2013