New Mac assistance

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by cain772, Mar 7, 2015.

  1. cain772 macrumors member

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    I just got a new iMac 5k and would like to know What I need to do with my current Mac. Do I neee to unauthorized my old Mac? I want to slowly migrate my information and applications when needed. In regards to apps, I purchased some directly from developers so do I need to re-download the apps and register them?Any tips and advice?

    Thanks everyone this forum is so helpful
     
  2. McGiord macrumors 601

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    You can connect your two Macs together and use Migration Assistance to move the user and all other apps and docs from the old to the new one.
     
  3. cain772 thread starter macrumors member

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    I have a time machine drive. Can I connect that to my new Mac and use that to migrate my apps info and settings or does it need to be with my older Mac. I just don't want to deal with registering all my apps and Aperture settings/albums and iTunes playlist/metadata.
     
  4. AllergyDoc macrumors 65816

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    You can also migrate with a Time Machine backup. I've done that before and it worked quite well.
     
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