Migration question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Whackintosh, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Whackintosh macrumors 6502


    Mar 8, 2009
    Montreal, Quebec
    Just wondering, when migrating from an older 1st Gen Macbook (with Tiger os) to a new MBP (with Leopard), is it possible to carry over all apps like Office etc, without having to reinstall them one by one?
  2. brent0saurus macrumors regular


    Feb 16, 2006
    short answer: it is possible but don't do it.

    long answer: i'm pretty sure you can select which things you want it to transfer over, and my general rule of thumb is if you're going from one OS to another, you don't want to transfer the apps. Some might work, some might not, and a lot will probably just be buggy.

    I think it'll be worth the extra bit of time to reinstall apps than the possible frustration later of little things being quirky.
  3. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    I would NOT migrate from Tiger to leopard. Just cherry pick what you really need like music and documents( put on a external source) but I would just go with a fresh start and reload all applications. It can be done but I would not use migrate assistant but Carbon cloner and pick what you need but even here you better know what you are doing. Seriously it may sound like a lot of work to go fresh start but in the end you will save yourself a load of time and frustration trying to get the system right. Even if I had to buy Office again I would do a fresh start to be honest.

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