Found solution to battery problem of NEW MBP (But need data migration help)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nconnella, May 20, 2010.

  1. nconnella macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    So I found a solution to the unimpressive battery time I've been recieving on my mid March MBP. I like many others was getting half the time I should be. It turns out after doing a fresh install WITHOUT migrating my data, I now get better battery performance. So something with migrating my preferences/files is causing the problem probably because I was migrating from a machine with different hardware ('08 unibody)so the preferences were conflicting or something... I'm no expert. So my question is, Apple told me to copy my data over without doing a data migration so I am wondering what is the best way to do this? How can I make sure all my data copies over? I'm scared I'll miss something by just dragging things over from Time Machine, and some programs don't seem to work when I do that. Does anyone have tips on the safest, easiest way to do this?
  2. fr4c macrumors 65816


    Jul 27, 2007
    Hamster wheel
    Safest and easiest way would be to use Migration Assistant, unless you want to manually transfer over your files and reinstall your programs.
  3. nconnella thread starter macrumors regular

    Nov 1, 2008
    I'm affraid that's what's causing the problem. Something is being copied over in migration assistant that is causing the reduced battery life. Is there a difference between data migration and migration assistant?
  4. wtf178 macrumors newbie

    May 21, 2010
    I would also like to know because I am in the same situation as the OP. What would be the best way to get my stuff on the new mbp with out hindering my battery life?
  5. ReallyBigFeet macrumors 68030


    Apr 15, 2010
    I migrated over from a 2006 MBP and I've had no issues with battery life on my new i7 15" MBP.

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