my mini by using Carbon Copy Cloner to an external SSD. Then, I am going to boot the new iMac for the first time and press the proper keys to get the screen mode that gives boot options, then click the "restore from Carbon Copy Cloner SSD" choice and follow directions. I cannot see any need to go thru the whole setup procedure first. This is my first time doing this with a Mac. Am I missing anything? Thanks much for assistance. Although I may do a fresh install in the future, for now I would like to do it this quick way.