How long can i wait to use migration assistant

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ert3, Mar 11, 2008.

  1. ert3 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 10, 2007
    I am moving from my powerbook G4 (leopard) to a Mac Book Pro (probubly from

    The issue is that the one from has allot of pre-packed software and the one from the apple store has iLife 08.

    I have Mac Office 2008, iWork 08, and iLife 08.

    The one has Mac Office 2004 trial, iWork 06 trial, and iLife 06.

    I am not sure about the iSuites but i know i can only have one edition of office on a mac at any given time.

    Would i be able to First remove any prepackaged crap then replace it with my own or am i supposed to use it before i make changes to my new mac.
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a


    Mar 27, 2007
    Can see the end of the Earth from here
    To answer your question, yes, you could remove any pre-installed software and replace it using the Migration Assistant. For that matter, these are nothing more than trial editions, so they will expire after a period of time or number of uses. Removing them won't affect anything.

    There are some people out there who, when purchasing a new Mac, will immediately blow everything away and do a clean install, deselecting things like additional languages and fonts in the process to cut down on disk usage.

  3. Achiever macrumors 6502


    Jan 23, 2008
    I am absolutely floored that is still selling Macs that have the '06 iLife suite and Office '04 on them. Is it a new computer or did you get it pre-owned through Amazon? If it's new, something about that seems weird to me.

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