Transfering applications to new iMac using Super Duper

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  1. gonzali7 macrumors newbie

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    I have a late 2009 21.5" iMac running Mountain Lion. I'm about to take delivery of a late 2012 27" iMac also running Mountain Lion. I use Super Duper for all my backups, backing up to Seagate GoFlex and Backup Plus drives via FireWire 800. When I get the new iMac can a load my applications from my Super Duper bootable backup to the new computer. Or do I need to track down all my disks or re-download from the web for those applications that were downloaded (e.g. Super Duper!)? By the way I have USB 3.0 adapters for my Seagate backup drives. Thanks for the help.
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    For the sake of your sanity use the Migration Assistant. Or a restore from Time Machine backup. It will move everything and keep it all nice and in order.
     
  3. MacMilligan macrumors 6502

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    You'd need to boot from the backup and then clone it to the new drive. It is no problem to do on something like a Mac Pro, but its a bit more involved with an iMac. I'd use migration assistant.

    You may need to deactivate the licenses on certain programs to reauthorize them on the new machine. Adobe requires this.
     

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