migrate from mavericks to mountain lion

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by abear8me, Dec 1, 2013.

  1. abear8me macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    My MBP's logic board died. Good Hard drive & Time Machine backup. MBP running Mavericks. Have new iMac coming in a few days running Mountain Lion. (yes I'm sure it's Mountain Lion). Can I migrate at start up or do I have to set up & get Mavericks on iMac 1st and use migration later? If anyone has done this or knows the proper steps I could really use the help. Thanks
  2. Fishrrman macrumors G5


    Feb 20, 2009
    I recall using Migration Assistant at least once to do a "backward migration" such as you're contemplating. It worked for me.

    I suggest you give Migration Assistant a try first, to see if it works for you.

    If it doesn't, then think about an OS upgrade.
  3. chabig macrumors 601

    Sep 6, 2002
    I wouldn't even risk it. Update it to Mavericks and then migrate.
  4. abear8me thread starter macrumors newbie

    Dec 1, 2013
    I stopped by the Apple Store on the way home today. The kid said no problem, just migrate at set up. I don't know why it still makes me nervous. Maybe I'll try it tomorrow. I guess I'll find out. I'll post what happens. Thanks

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