Got a new MBP, should i migrate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Fonzijr1964, Aug 14, 2010.

  1. Fonzijr1964 macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    Should i used Migration assistant to move my data from my current C2E iMac to my new MBP fro college? or should i just take my Time Machine and Drag in my music and photos and allow Mobile Me to sync my contacts and Book marks?
     
  2. RossMc macrumors 65816

    RossMc

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    Id just drag your Music etc to your HD.

    Migration Assistant took 3 hours the last time I done it.
     
  3. Surely Guest

    Surely

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    I agree with this advice.:p


    When I got my new MBP, I decided to drag over all of the files/music/photos/applications/contacts/etc. from my old MB instead of using migration assistant or Time Machine. I wanted this MBP to start with a fresh OS.

    It was a little more time consuming, but I'm happy I did it that way.

    Read this:
    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=829168
     
  4. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    migration assist if - you want everything!!!! (i.e. widgets, word documents, browsing history)

    i am recommending no it will slow up your computer, transfer you iphoto/itunes and any videos you want are start over, you will love not losing all of you speed!!!
     
  5. Eddyisgreat macrumors 601

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    I recommend grabbing the latest files off the net and just installing those images on your new machine, while deactivating licenses or your old machine and reactivating them on your new one (I only have a few that require full deactivation).

    Then export your bookmarks, mail, and your itunes library and copy those to a new folder . contacts can be handled with mobileme.
     
  6. dukebound85 macrumors P6

    dukebound85

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    i hate migration assitant

    i just did it from my 2010 mb to my new mbp and now the mbp gets a kernal panic on startup....and worse yet, as my school gave me the mbp, I do not have the restore discs and the SL disk I have is not recent enough to support the new hw

    FML
     
  7. EmeraldICE macrumors member

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    +1
    I would do this.
     
  8. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    im gonna go with the drag and drop method i think. When i get my computer wednesday ill let you guys know how it goes.

    any other tips or walk throughs would be great help
     
  9. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    haha, i actually just backed up my iphoto and my ituens =D took about 1 hour

    iphoto = 45 + GB (14 700+ photos)

    Itunes = 26+ Gb (4250+ songs)

    the drag and drop is SO easy but its not very fast (i am using usb 2.0) so if you have it all ready to go and on wednesday once you get it all setup just start the transfer you should be good =D i guess any other small things you want you could use a smaller flash drive if you have one =D haha

    Enjoy the new mac =D
     
  10. Fonzijr1964 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Fonzijr1964

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    Im gonna use FW 800 so it shouldn't be too bad but my iTunes is 150gb :-(

    anyway this is my 4th personal mac with OS X so im excited
     

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