Powerbook to Macbook Pro

Discussion in 'PowerPC Macs' started by jbrown, Jul 12, 2006.

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    jbrown

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    #1
    Two questions.

    1) Is the ram from my 1.25 G4 PB compatable with a 1.8 Macbook Pro?

    2) How can I migrate all my files and settings from my Powerbook G4 to my new MacBook Pro - in the old days I'd just use Carbon Copy Cloner - but not sure it'll work going from the G4 to Intel powered MacBook Pro 1.8. Any easy ways without having to reinstal everything from scratch?

    cheers


    :)
     
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    ChrisBrightwell

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    #2
    As I understand it, no. The old PowerBooks use DDR, whereas the new MBP uses DDR2.

    OS X's migration tool should do the trick.
     
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    QCassidy352

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    San Francisco
    #3
    correct, the PB G4 RAM will not work on the MBP.

    Yeah. :) When I went from my ibook to my macbook, I used the migration tool, checked all the options, and let it do its thing. When I started up the macbook, I was amazed. Everything, and I mean everything, was in place. Except for downloading universal versions of software, there was nothing to set up on the macbook at all; it was like a twin of the ibook.
     
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    jeremy.king

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    Dont forget to update or remove any old PPC pref panes after doing the Migration. You will find they just don't run :(

    Or better, if someone has got them to work, let me know - i would still love to use Detour.
     

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