Getting a used Mac Mini, Have Some Questions

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Ace2617, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. Ace2617 macrumors regular

    Ace2617

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    I'm getting a used Mac Mini to add into my setup. Recently I've been using my MacBook Air in clamshell mode connected to my monitor and it's become a pain. So I'm going to get a cheaper Mac Mini to see if it works out. I just have some questions. I have a full backup of my MacBook Air on an External HD. When I get the Mac Mini, can I make it boot as if it's a new Mac where I can select transfer new data to it? I'd like to transfer certain things to it, like my iTunes library, but not everything because I don't need everything. That's my biggest concern at this point. Perhaps I should've thought it through better before I bought it, but I got it rather cheap and I figured one way or another I'll be able to get my iTunes library copied over. Any advice? Thanks!
     
  2. jbarley macrumors 68030

    jbarley

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    Open iTunes, click on "Help", then type in "move Library".
    You'll get explicit instructions on how to backup and move your Library to a new computer.
    You'll also find info on "d-authorizing" and "authorizing" computers.
    Some good info on moving Library can be found here.
     

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