Originally Posted by Thom Little
You will be surprised at the junk you accumulated that you were not aware of. The increment gal approach will simply leave it on the old device.
What a pain! I decided to take your advice and start fresh. I backed up everything on the hard drive (good thing that I did). Reinstalling the contacts has been the biggest pain. It kept installing the phone numbers in the "notes" section. I couldn't dial anyone. If this happens to anyone else, here is how I fixed it thanks to some pretty smart people "from back in the day": productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/gmail/PB9O3GL_n3c