New iMac, best way to upgrade?

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  1. thekb macrumors 6502a

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    Getting a new iMac this week. iI want to keep all my old settings, transfer my files to new iMac running Lion.

    I have a CCC clone of my SL O/S. sHould I reformat new Lion drive, restore from backup, then re-upgrade new iMac to Lion?

    Or is that stupid? Should I Copy files and apps to new IMac piecemeal?

    At the end I want the new iMac to be JUST like the old one, but running Lion.

    Thanks.
     
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    Why don't you just use Migration Assistant? It's normally flawless for single drive setups (not if you want to customize installed content between HD+SSD)...

    If your Mac is new, it already has Lion - so just turn it on, run Migration Assistant (via FW or Ethernet) and transfer your user/apps to the new machine.
     
  3. rkaufmann87 macrumors 68000

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    The easiest way bar none is to use Setup Assistant. Setup Assistant is what starts when you turn on the machine for the first time. Follow the on-screen directions and you're good to go. Below is Pondini's setup guide for using Setup Assistant, if you follow the directions your new iMac will mirror the old machine to a T. It can migrate directly from your old Mac, a Time Machine backup or a Cloned EHD.

    http://web.me.com/pondini/AppleTips/SetupLion.html
     
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