Windows 10: Installing OneDrive etc on a new machine

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  1.    27 Sep 2015 #1

    Installing OneDrive etc on a new machine


    Considering a new Lenovo Yogo laptop. Here is my question.
    *I have a HP desktop with Windows 7. The Lenovo would replace it. I have Picasa on it (for photos, from Google)…as well as Google Drive, and OneDrive, and Dropbox.

    *Picasa displays all the various folders I have in MY PICTURES. They are all synched to go to Picasaweb online.
    *Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox display all the folders you’ve put inside them, and they’re all online at their respective websites. Easy, we know all this.
    Here’s where I have a query.
    If I get the new laptop…what happens if I install those programs (GD, OD, DB, PW) on my new laptop? Once I install and sign in, will all the files in their current online location begin downloading to their new home on the Lenovo? (Instead of where they used to live on my HP.)
    Or do I need to wipe out everything online and start over? Which would be…difficult.
    Or…do I NOT install any of those programs, and just access stuff from/upload to/ the current online sites?
    Make sense?
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  2. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello eknirb, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows 7 issues should be posted at our sister site www.sevenforums.com instead.
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  3.    27 Sep 2015 #3

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello eknirb, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Windows 7 issues should be posted at our sister site www.sevenforums.com instead.
    I understand, but the new laptop--where these progs will go onto---will be W10.
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Sep 2015 #4

    In that case, there's no need to install OneDrive in Windows 10 since it's full integrated in Windows 10 by default.

    If you sign in to Windows 10 with the same Microsoft account that you used for your OneDrive, then it will sync with your online OneDrive.

    You're other programs should as well.
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  5. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       27 Sep 2015 #5

    You may not want to have more than one Cloud service connected the same way OneDrive is connected. I had OneDrive, DropBox, and Mega all installed and my CPU usage was constantly ay 95%. So I removed Dropbox and Mega and left OneDrive, because it's native on Windows 10 (Native means already built in like Apple Apps on iPhones). After I removed them, it was back to normal, about 30-60% usage.

    If you use a lot of Cloud Storage Apps, it's better to just use the Tile Apps provided in the Windows store - When you do get Windows 10. But do not get the desktop versions, they'll bog you up for sure.
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  6.    27 Sep 2015 #6

    So....when I sign into OneDrive on Windows 10...and I would be using the same ID, an @Outlook.com ID...all my online files come zooming down to populate the OneDrive folder on the new Lenovo?
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  7.    27 Sep 2015 #7

    If anything, I think I'd just bag OneDrive because I also have a Chromebook, and that accesses GD perfectly, ya know?
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  8. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       27 Sep 2015 #8

    Well, it's a Chromebook, Drive is native on that
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  9. Posts : 20,856
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       27 Sep 2015 #9

    eknirb said: View Post
    So....when I sign into OneDrive on Windows 10...and I would be using the same ID, an @Outlook.com ID...all my online files come zooming down to populate the OneDrive folder on the new Lenovo?
    Correct for the folders you select to sync.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html
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  10.    27 Sep 2015 #10

    I just don't want to have to redo everything. I have a LOT of stuff stored online.
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