Best way of Migrating files to 2011 MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by wsw, May 3, 2011.

  1. wsw macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2005
    I tried swapping drives from my 2010 MacBook Pro to the 2011 model, but it would not boot. I'm sure it has something to do with the new chips.

    Migrating is out as I want to use the same 'short name'.

    Cloning has been mentioned, but I can't see how cloning from my 2010 macbook to an external drive will be any different to swapping the drives.

    Has anyone tried installing a drive from an older model in the new MacBook pro, then booting from the 2011 Install CD and re-installing OS 10.6?
  2. McGiord macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2003
    Dark Castle
    What do you mean by migrating is out?

    Connect the old hard drive to the new Mac and use the Migration Assistant to transfer your old user to the new Mac.

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