- Back up your files before you move them.
- Transfer your files.
- Install your applications.
- What about that old printer?
- Keep your data to yourself!
One critical piece of hardware relied upon by those taking medical coding online classes (as well as those in medical coding jobs) is the trusty computer. Whether it is a laptop or a desktop, medical billing and coding as a study topic and a career relies heavily on computers. They’re a fact of life in this field. So its very likely that at some point, you’ll be faced with a dying machine or a machine so old, it is more cost effective to replace than repair/upgrade. When that happens, do you know how to transfer all your files from the old/dying machine to the new one without losing important data or programs? Donna Tapellini writing for Consumer Reports offers the following five steps to safely and effectively migrating your files/data from an old computer to a new one.