The Coolest Thing

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  1. dross macrumors regular

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    The guy in the office next to me just upgraded from a 15 to a 17 PB. When he first fired up the new computer it asked if he was upgrading from another MAC. When he said YES it asked if he wanted to move all his stuff onto the new PB. He said yes and it told him to conect the two with a fire wire cable and then restart the old one honding down the T key. It then proceded to transfer ALL his stuff - programs, files, setting... This total blew his and my mind. After about 30 minuts he fired up the new machine and that was it.

    I remember getting a new PC and this was a two day process.

    Apple Kicks Ass!
     
  2. jackieonasses macrumors 6502a

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    there really is nothing i can comment to that. I guess i will agree, It is amazingly sweet.
     
  3. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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  4. dross thread starter macrumors regular

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    You would think Apple would use this in the Marketing.

    I thought it was cool when I got my new PB that I could copy all the user accounts as well as the Libarys over and save most of my configuration but that took me a cople of hours. This is even better.
     
  5. DJY macrumors 6502a

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    I've been reading about this new trick for a while now - but haven't been paying attention much - as I am only a relatively new switcher to my very cool amazing 17" PB. Didn't think I'd be needing to upgrade for a very long time yet - but if / when I buy a desk based Mac as well to complement my PB, does it leave all the data on the old Mac as well?

    I ask this - as it looks like it will only be a matter of time before need (Mmmm ok want) more!
     
  6. daveL macrumors 68020

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    Yes

    Yes, the data stays on the original machine; it just copies the data over to the new machine.
     
  7. wide macrumors 6502a

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    my question is...

    Will this work PC to Mac (or Mac-PC :confused: )?
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    Mac -> Mac only, there is a 3rd party PC -> Mac utility (can't remember the name).
     
  9. hcuar macrumors 65816

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    <nelson voice> Ha Ha </nelson voice> No.

    edit: Man edesignuk, you are way too fast at replying.
     
  10. Mr. Anderson Moderator emeritus

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    It works well if you have all your files in one user location...its a bit more involved if you have a non standard setup.

    But what about applications? You still have to install all the ones that don't come on the machine, right?

    If not that's very impressive....

    D
     
  11. dross thread starter macrumors regular

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    NO YOU DO NOT. It moves all of your aps as well! You do not have to even re enter keys or reg#. (even on ofice aps)
     
  12. the future macrumors 6502a

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