Migration from PC to Mac

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by macbookvirgin, May 27, 2011.

  1. macbookvirgin macrumors newbie

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    Hi all,

    As mentioned in the last few posts, I have just moved across to mac.

    I have pc with all my songs and movies.. more than 200 gb worth of data in it.

    Some of my questions are :

    1. Is there a easy way to copy them from my hp laptop ?
    2. Would it reduce my mac laptop speed drastically ?
    3. Do I have to worry about some of the files might be corrupted ?
    4. Is there a tool that I can use to manage all my songs and movies ?
    5. I have been using my hp laptop to back up my i phone contacts and do all my upgrades. When I download itunes on my new mac, do I need to do anything special to transfer them as i have heard you can loose all ur contacts if u hook ur iphone to multiple computers ??

    needless to say, thank you all. love this forum .... :)
     
  2. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

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    1. click here for instructions.
    2. no.
    3. potentially, but not likely.
    4. iTunes (as long as the files are in iTunes-friendly formats)
    5. another user will advise. if worse comes to worst, there is PhoneView.
     
  3. macbookvirgin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thnks Jolly

    will try it out later today and get back to u :)
     
  4. macbookvirgin thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Versioning

    hi Jolly

    The article talks abt using version 9, but mac book has itunes 10.22, would that make a difference at all ?

    I will try installing the similar version on my old pc as welll but just wanted to make sure.
     
  5. McRCN macrumors regular

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    When I switched from PC to Mac, I had a backup hard drive with music, pics, etc. I just connected it to my iMac an drag and dropped everything over. It was simple.
     
  6. Jolly Giant macrumors 6502a

    Jolly Giant

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    no.
     
  7. deadwulfe macrumors 6502a

    deadwulfe

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    5) Read Post #2 from this thread about making a backup of your iPhone
    Read Post # 3 from this thread about plugging in your phone and choosing the Merge option
     

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