I have 2 macs...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by dedalus, Feb 28, 2008.

  1. dedalus macrumors member

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    a MB Pro and a MB black. I'd like to transfer some programs from the MB to the MBP. Programs like Photoshop, Ilife, Parallels. Can I do that without having the cds of the programs? Is there a way to copy or even move those programs from one mac to the other? Thanks for all your help
     
  2. scr1968 macrumors regular

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    You can use the Migration Assistant application- that is what is is designed for. It comes with the Mac OS. All you need is a firewire cable and some time.

    But you could also be violated your software license agreement in doing that - using "1" copy of a piece of software on "2" machines --- unless you intent is to move it from "A" to "B" and then remove it (stop using it) on "A."

    SCR
     
  3. TJones macrumors regular

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    Odd tangent on the last question but could you use the same process just by connecting the ethernet ports with a RJ-45 since gigabit over copper is auto-MDI?

    I know that's Gigabit Ethernet's 125 MB/s vs Firewire 400's 49.152 MB/s theoretical transfer rates is probably not achievable but it might be cheaper or easier to connect two rigs together with patch cable.
     

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