Migrating to my new MBP! Whoo hoo!!!

Saladsamurai

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Dec 8, 2009
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If you look in the sig, you will see that I am long overdue for an upgrade. I have my brand new 15" i7 Hi Res AG fired up and migrating my old stuff now! So excited!

I do have a question while here: Will I need to reinstall the OS on the old MBP in order to restore it (i.e. delete all my old stuff)? Or will it do that automatically? That is, when done with the migration, will I be left with 2 duplicate computers?

Thanks! :) :) :)
 

benj07

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Oct 26, 2007
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If you look in the sig, you will see that I am long overdue for an upgrade. I have my brand new 15" i7 Hi Res AG fired up and migrating my old stuff now! So excited!

I do have a question while here: Will I need to reinstall the OS on the old MBP in order to restore it (i.e. delete all my old stuff)? Or will it do that automatically? That is, when done with the migration, will I be left with 2 duplicate computers?

Thanks! :) :) :)
Congrats!

You will be left with 2 identical computer configurations. If you are done with the computer I'd recommend reinstalling the OS and then following these instructions to securely wipe the disk:

http://www.macworld.com/article/141358/2009/06/securely_wipe_hard_drive.html
 

Saladsamurai

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Dec 8, 2009
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Thanks guys! I find that interesting and a little confusing. Since it gave me the option to migrate 'applications' I would think that this would result in a licensing issue. Maybe they are banking on me being honest and removing all said applications?
 

sevimli

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Jun 26, 2007
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You will thank us if you just do a fresh install/setup.

Carrying all your junk isn't a good idea. :cool:
 

benj07

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Oct 26, 2007
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Thanks guys! I find that interesting and a little confusing. Since it gave me the option to migrate 'applications' I would think that this would result in a licensing issue. Maybe they are banking on me being honest and removing all said applications?
The licenses should transfer over for most applications. Occasionally you'll have to re-activate an app, but the typical "migration" is pretty smooth.
 
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