Migration Assistant

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Stokes, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Stokes macrumors regular

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    Hey Guys,
    I've a MacBook, and I'm trying to get everything onto a new to me MacBook Pro. It's the 2.4 Aluminum one, but does not have Firewire.

    Any ideas what to do? Can I use USB? Or do I have to go through the network and spend 14 hours?
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You have to go through the network, but you can just create a peer-to-peer network by connecting the two computers with an ethernet cable. Transferring over ethernet should take considerably less than 14 hours.
     
  3. quantum003 macrumors 6502a

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    Hard-wire the Ethernet cable between the two laptops and it shouldn't take that long at all.
     
  4. jmann macrumors 604

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    Just backup onto an external USB hard drive, then use migration assistant on the new computer.
     
  5. Stokes thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks! I did it with Ethernet, and it was only 90 minutes!!
     

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