Hello. My new MBP i7 (with Snow Leopard installed) should arrive soon. Before I got rid of my old SR MBP (running Leopard), I used TM to backup the computer to an external drive. In addition, I used an extra external drive and Super Duper to clone the laptop. I read many posts that one could do selective migration to move the files to the new machine. I have a few questions: 1. I wonder the differences between using this method vs. drag-and-drop the folders from TM or Super Duper's backups. 2. Is selective migration able to transfer the settings while just the drag-and-drop approach does not? Does it get confused sometimes by transferring old settings from Leopard to Snow Leopard? Please note that I am talking about transferring settings from a 3-year old machine to a new machine with more advanced hardware. 3. I also used WinClone to clone the Bootcamp partition. Given that the new machine has more advanced hardware, I wonder if reinstalling Windows and 3rd party applications manually are required. 4. I think that when the users install applications under Windows, some of the system files are modified automatically. How about installing applications under Mac OS X? It looks like, at least on the surface, the applications are installed in the Application or Utility folder. The installers do not seem to modify the system files. Is that right? 5. Is it better to install all the applications fresh from the installation discs than just drag-and-drop the applications from TM/Super Duper backups to the Application and Utility folders of the new machine? Shall I use Migration Assistant of TM instead? Thanks.