New Macbook - Migration Assistant?

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

  1. xreyuk macrumors member

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    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

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    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 MacUpdate.com to get them updated for Yosemite.
     
  3. Smith2000 macrumors member

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    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

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    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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