Setting up New Mac Pro

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SMM, Oct 4, 2006.

  1. SMM macrumors 65816


    Sep 22, 2006
    Tiger Mountain - WA State

    I am setting up a new Mac Pro. I have 2 G5 PM's. I want to use the set-up utilities feature which allows you to copy the configuration from one Mac to another. I have never used this before. Since the original is PPC and the new one is Intel, I have some reservations doing this. The apps I have installed are:

    FCP Studio (not UB)
    Shake 4.0 (UB)
    Adobe creative Suite 2
    Macromedia Suite
    iWork (latest)
    Quicktime Pro

    Those are the main ones. Are there issues with doing this? Also, do the activation/licenses transfer? What about printer drivers?

    Thanks - SMM
  2. MovieCutter macrumors 68040


    May 3, 2005
    Washington, DC
    I would just spend the time and do a fresh install of everything on the new machine, get it exactly how you like it, then make an image of it. I don't like transferring from machine to machine because sometimes, it brings too much crap I don't want over to the new one. For instance, you're going to run into issues with the FCP stuff and Shake.

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