Best way to move stuff from Old MBP to New MBA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by dojoman, Jul 13, 2012.

  1. dojoman macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    Can I use the cloned drive from MBP and basically wipe out everything on my MBA and dump it? I was afraid doing this way can cause some problem since they are different hardware.
    Or Migration Assistant is the better route???
  2. KPOM macrumors G5

    Oct 23, 2010
    I'd go with Migration Assistant since your older MacBook Pro won't have the drivers that are in the build of Lion that ships with the MacBook Airs. I've used that to migrate with my last several purchases.

    When Apple finally ships the Thunderbolt Firewire 800 adapter, the process might be smoother, but it would work over Wi-Fi, or through an enclosure if you are able to take the HDD out of the MacBook Pro.
  3. abuleban macrumors member

    Nov 13, 2010
    Saudi Arabia
    time machine

    reinstall Lion, then migration assistant from a time machine backup via USB, works the best.:)
  4. dojoman thread starter macrumors 65816

    Apr 8, 2010
    Ok I will try that but would I have to re-enter applications serial? And Parallel for Windows would still be intact?

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