just got new 15" PB, few questions

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by rick98761, Oct 21, 2005.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2005
    Kansas City, MO
    This is the second Mac I have owned, so I have never migrated toa new computer. I cant use the migration tool because I dont have a firewire cable. I just want to copy over my keychain, as I have alot of passwords there I dont even remember. Any help would be appreciated. (or advice on how to run the migration tool over a network)
  2. macrumors 68030


    Dec 26, 2002
    Albuquerque, NM
    Duff-Man says...I would guess that if you can afford another PB you can afford the <$10 a firewire cable would cost you...why not just keep it simple and go buy one, then use the migration tool. Not only will you save tons of time resetting all your prefs for every program but sooner or later you will probably be glad you had the cable anyway....oh yeah!
  3. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2005
    Can anyone start vlc and click about. is there still the whining noise on the new pbooks?
  4. macrumors 65816


    Jul 14, 2005
    Wow, I've never heard that whining thing (I have an old PB). That's weird.

    I Second the FireWire Transfers.
  5. macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    You could always burn stuff to CD-R or CD-RW.
  6. macrumors newbie

    Oct 22, 2005
    hmm the whining comes only when the energy settings aren't set to "bettery battery life". the same problem is with vncviewer when an connection is opened. I hope the new powerbooks won't whine.
  7. macrumors 65816


    Aug 30, 2003
    Snellville, GA
    I should think that you can just copy Users/username/Library/Keychains to the same place on the new computer, log out, log in, and have everything work as expected.

    Whenever I get my PB, I plan on connecting the computers with an Ethernet cable and just copy the entire home folder to the new computer, replacing everything. It'll take awhile over Ethernet, but what can I say? I'm cheap. :p


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