Moving apps from old Mac to new Mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by 2ms, Jul 23, 2016.

  1. 2ms macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBP which has served as my only computer for several years and therefore has all my productivity apps such as Lightroom 4 installed on it. If I buy a 5k iMac and want to start doing all my photography work on there instead, is it possible to uninstall all my apps from the MBP and reinstall them on the iMac?

    I bought Lightroom from Adobe and installed it from a download. Other apps I have include Microsoft Office.
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Assuming you still have the registration information, sure you can just reinstall and register the apps on the new Mac.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    That will save having to reinstall, but you would still need to reregister the apps. Adobe and MS Office apps are really bad about this. They pickup the UUID of the new hardware and then require reactivation.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Does Lightroom V.4 still work with El Capitan?
    Or will you also need to upgrade your Lightroom app?
     

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