Formating Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sweener88, May 5, 2010.

  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    Hi everyone i have a 2 part question. Is there away to format a mac but retain some applications (it would be under a new account profile)?

    Also is there away to like import an old mac's admin account to a seperate account on a new mac? basically i have an old mbp and iv been using my new mbp for awhile and would like to import the old admin account (doesnt need to stay admin since id rather keep my new admin account) to this new mbp? i would like to wipe clean my old slow mbp but keep applications such as Office.

    Thanks alot!! :)
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    If you format your HD, all data in it will be erased, so no, you can't retain any apps unless you copy them to external HD. Most apps can be re-downloaded from internet free of charge, as long as you have the serial it should work.

    Connect the two Macs with Ethernet or FireWire cable and open Migration Assistant in the Mac you want to transfer the admin account to
     

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