migrate from mavericks to mountain lion

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

  1. abear8me macrumors newbie

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    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

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    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

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

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    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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