upgrade to new mac question - notes, office

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by sbb155, May 15, 2005.

  1. sbb155 macrumors 6502

    Jan 15, 2005
    If I upgrade to a new mac, nad I use the file transfer utility to transfer all of my applications, etc, will lotus notes and ms office 2004 transfer, or will I need their disks to make them work? I have my computer through my corporation, and I don't feel like losing it to IT for 2-3 weeks while they transfer my applications, if I can do it on my own
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Well, I really recommend reinstalling the applications. I'm pretty sure Office just flatly won't work if you drag the app icons across, there are bits of that suite all over the system. I'm not sure about Lotus though. It really shouldn't take IT all that long to reinstall the apps either.
  3. khollister macrumors 6502a


    Feb 1, 2003
    Orlando, FL
    Office (and everything else I have) transferred just fine using the Migration Assistant. Hooked up the FW, put the old machine in firewire target mode and checked all of the options in Migration Assistant. Hour or two later - all done. Didn't have to reinstall anything
  4. Macky-Mac macrumors 68030


    May 18, 2004
    the same for me......I was extremely impressed with how easy it was

    in my case it was less than an hour

    all of Office, PhotoShop, Illustrator, email files, etc., so far everything I've looked for transffered perfectly
  5. B2O macrumors newbie

    May 15, 2005
    I use both Lotus Notes and Office in a Wintel office and when upgrading to Tiger, simply copied the application folders across from a backup drive to the newly formatted drive without issue. Once the Powerbook was connected to the network, it sync'ed with the Notes server and continued as it did before.


    As always with a Mac, it just worked.
  6. NevadaJack macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    Las Vegas, NV
    I used Migration Assistant from my PB with Office 2004 for Mac and everything transferred fine. Entourage mail setting and all other apps worked fine. Quicken 2005 also transferred without having to load the program.

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