Upgrading

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by smlfri, Mar 13, 2011.

  1. smlfri macrumors newbie

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    I have just purchased the new MBP and this will be my first time migrating Mac's and i just have a few questions. Should i use the Mac migration assistant app or is it not so useful? Should i just put everything on a hard drive and copy everything to the new mac? Also how do i go about transferring the apps i have purchased? Do i have to reset the serials then put the serials in on the new mac or can i just copy the apps over no hassels?
    thanks,
    Nic
     
  2. kappaknight macrumors 68000

    kappaknight

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    Do you use Time Machine / Time Capsule? Restoring from an image may be the best way to migrate Macbook settings. I just used the Migration Assistant for the first time and it was a nightmare compared to restoring from a TC.

    Had to re-enter serials for a bunch of stuff and I still had to transfer all personal files including all iTunes media, iPhoto library, downloads, documents, movies, etc. Not to mention none of the browser shortcuts and plugins were installed, so had to dig those up again. The process did get me to clean up my file organization a bit but if you are happy with how everything is currently, I highly recommend the restoring from Time Machine route.
     
  3. smlfri thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Unfortunately i dont use time machine :( but from the sounds of it i might start.
     

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