From PC to a Mac How to transfer User?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by piltupso, Sep 16, 2008.

  1. piltupso macrumors regular

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    My roommate is heading From Alaska to Seattle and wants to buy a Mac laptop down there at the Mac store. The machine being replaced is an ancient PC. I have noticed the ads on tv that say at an Apple store files can be transferred to a new machine even from PC. Would it be possible to somehow store the entire PC on on a USB HD and take that into the Apple store instead of lugging the PC 1300 mi south. I am looking for some kind of solution that backs up the entire directory of the old PC like making a disk image of the users home directory in osx. Is there a way to do this without just digging around in the old machine looking for important files. I could do this with a Mac but my PC skills are lacking. Thanks
     
  2. kalex macrumors 65816

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    easiest thing to do is get external USB enclosure, take the drive out of PC and put in the enclosure. attach it to mac and navigate to c:\documents and settings\username\ then copy documents, pictures, etc.
     
  3. piltupso thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I guess I didn't realize it till to late but I was way over thinking the whole thing.
     

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