easiest way to upgrade macs

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by hehe299792458, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. hehe299792458 macrumors 6502a

    hehe299792458

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    I used to use a 2011 MBA. Now, I bought the new one that just came out. What is the easiest way to transfer everything? I want to transfer all my apps, settings, user files, etc without much hassle.

    Since I'm using the same OS X version (10.8.4), I am just image my old MBA using SuperDuper and restore it to the new one?
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    No you can't the Air requires a general build of 10.8.4. When you set up the new Mac, it will ask if you want to restore data (and apps) from a Time Machine backup or migrate data from another Mac. This is the best way to transfer your data.

    If you've already set up your new Mac, you can transfer your data using the Migration Assistant Utility.
     
  3. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    Apple's built in Migration Assistant.
    When you first turn on the new Mac, you will be guided through a set-up procedure that includes the option to migrate your old Mac's contents over.
     

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