Transferring Data

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Schmity27, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Schmity27 macrumors newbie

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    So i am getting a new macbook pro and right now i have an old macbook pro but it is running the beta OS X, so i am curious, can i transfer the data from the beta to the non beta and will it work?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Your new MBP will come with Yosemite and sounds like you are running El Capitan beta? If that is the case, then no, you will not be able to use Migration Assistant to move your data over. Migration Assistant can migrate older to newer OS versions, but not the other way around.
     
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    Going from Yosemite to Yosemite should work, but I would be afraid of changes made since the beta messing you up. I would just update to the final release of Yosemite first on the old machine and then use Migration Assistant.
     
  5. Schmity27 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Would going to the non beta Yosemite from the beta version mess up anything now on my computer?
     
  6. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    NEVER install beta releases of OS X on your (new) MBP, if this will be your everyday working machine. Unless you use different partition/drive for it. Better SAFE than SORRY! You can read here on MR all the horror stories of members losing/corrupting their day-to-day used important data.

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    You mean on the old, source machine? No, running MA with the beta machine as the source would not do anything to that machine.
     
  8. m4v3r1ck macrumors 68020

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    My bad, with my previous post I assumed your Q was about the El Capitan BETA!

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