Upon purchasing a Mac

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by rye9, Jun 2, 2009.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816

    rye9

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    I bought my first Mac on amazon.com back in 2005.. and now I'd like to get a new one using the educational discount, so I figure I should get mine from the Apple Retail Store. When I go and buy it... do they charge extra for helping me transfer everything over and what not? If so I can probably just do it myself... I can't imagine it would be that difficult anyways
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Apple will transfer everything over for free, although it's quite easy to do yourself.
     
  3. fartheststar macrumors 6502a

    fartheststar

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    It will prompt you as you're setting up your new computer.
    You can use the migration assistant if both computers have firewire.
    Otherwise a time machine backup is an option.
    Manually is also a way to do it for older or non firewire systems.
     

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