Moving Program's to be Mac?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Bb09, Mar 15, 2014.

  1. Bb09 macrumors newbie

    Mar 15, 2014
    I have an iMac but I've ordered an MacBook Pro Retna and I'll be giving my iMac to a family member.

    My retna doesn't have a drive and all of my app/program's are app based so i can get those easily - I have Sims3 on my iMac but the retna doesn't have a drive and I don't have one or want to get one just for The Sims... Can I move them across to the Retna or is it no more sims??

  2. hallux macrumors 68030


    Apr 25, 2012
    Share the SuperDrive from the iMac and use that to install on the Retina over the network. You could also make a disk image of the install disc and install off that.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    When you start your new Mac a setup assistant will run and ask if you want to move data/apps from another Mac. Tell the assistant you want to migrate from another Mac and point to the iMac as the source and Sims and all your other data and apps will be moved over. Do this during system setup and not after you have already setup an account in the Retina. You can read here how it works.

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