New Macbook - Migration Assistant?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by xreyuk, May 23, 2015.

  1. xreyuk macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Hi Guys.

    I have a mid 2010 White Unibody Macbook, and I'm looking to upgrade to the new Macbook Pro 13" Retina.

    When I upgrade, is it recommended to do a completely new install, or is migration assistant good enough to use?

    I have a fair bit of data to move and would prefer to use migration assistant but I understand that sometimes fresh is best.
  2. satcomer macrumors 603


    Feb 19, 2008
    The Finger Lakes Region
    Yes but only install user data (Documents), Music, Pictures & Movies plus SAVED Email. Whatever you do DON'T transfer Network settings because the TCP/IP stack has changed!Pl,us really consider updating all your expensive programs comparing them on to get them updated for Yosemite.
  3. Smith2000 macrumors member

    Jun 6, 2014
    Go for it

    I'd give Migration Assistant a shot.

    You can always erase and start again if you run into trouble, but I recently did it when I upgraded my iMac to the new retina one and it worked great.
  4. xreyuk thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 22, 2010
    Cheers guys.

    I wasn't completely sure what Migration Assistant transferred over, so wasn't sure if it was best to start fresh.

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