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Cicero
12-10-2008, 06:08 PM
Friend buying a Mac book.
What is needed to tranfer all of her old apple to new one?
Thank you folks in advance.

plod
12-10-2008, 06:44 PM
Friend buying a Mac book.
What is needed to tranfer all of her old apple to new one?
Thank you folks in advance.

What OS is the old apple running? The new one will have a program called migration assistant in it.
you can use firewire
It seems to ask for firewire

Cicero
12-10-2008, 08:29 PM
What OS is the old apple running? The new one will have a program called migration assistant in it.
you can use firewire
It seems to ask for firewire

Thanks Plod,she doesn't know,so will find out.(OS)

Chilling_Silence
13-10-2008, 08:35 AM
Just move all the data in /Users across :)

Its the same as /home in linux -- essentially its your "Documents and Settings" folder. Provided she re-installs any relevant apps, it should *just work* :)

Cicero
13-10-2008, 08:53 AM
Just move all the data in /Users across :)

Its the same as /home in linux -- essentially its your "Documents and Settings" folder. Provided she re-installs any relevant apps, it should *just work* :)

Noted,thank you sir.

Plod,we find she has OSX but no knowledge of version!

Blam
13-10-2008, 11:50 AM
Does she remember when she bought it?

Cicero
13-10-2008, 01:02 PM
Does she remember when she bought it?

It was given to her by her son who lives in USA,would you suggest a trip?

plod
13-10-2008, 03:14 PM
Just move all the data in /Users across :)

Its the same as /home in linux -- essentially its your "Documents and Settings" folder. Provided she re-installs any relevant apps, it should *just work* :)

the assistant moves over User accounts, applications, network and computer settings, files and volumes.
Me personally prefers to start off fresh.

Cicero
13-10-2008, 03:42 PM
the assistant moves over User accounts, applications, network and computer settings, files and volumes.
Me personally prefers to start off fresh.
Could we expand on that a bit Plod?

plod
13-10-2008, 04:33 PM
Could we expand on that a bit Plod?

on which bit. The assistant will transfer all user settings, network settings, all your programs over. More or less it will put what ever was on the old mac into the new one.
I like starting off with a clean system, gives me a chance to cull some of the crap out

notechyet
13-10-2008, 04:40 PM
Could we expand on that a bit Plod?

Cicero
Have a look here (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1554)
If that is not helpfull, see our friend goooooooooooogle.

Cicero
13-10-2008, 04:51 PM
on which bit. The assistant will transfer all user settings, network settings, all your programs over. More or less it will put what ever was on the old mac into the new one.
I like starting off with a clean system, gives me a chance to cull some of the crap out

I noted chum using a special cable(expensive) to do this with windows.
Is there a special one for Macs?

Jen
13-10-2008, 04:53 PM
Plod,we find she has OSX but no knowledge of version!This (http://www.apple.com/support/dotmac/os_version.html) looks pretty straight forward.

Cicero
13-10-2008, 05:02 PM
This (http://www.apple.com/support/dotmac/os_version.html) looks pretty straight forward.
Thanks for that,will pass it on,she in Tauranga me in Ch Ch..

plod
13-10-2008, 05:47 PM
I noted chum using a special cable(expensive) to do this with windows.
Is there a special one for Macs?

firewire cable (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48f2dbd9016386de273fc0a87f3b0720/Product/View/XH3265), so not to expensive.

Cicero
13-10-2008, 05:57 PM
firewire cable (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48f2dbd9016386de273fc0a87f3b0720/Product/View/XH3265), so not to expensive.
Thanks Plodsky,I will get Harvey /N to thow one in on deal.

plod
13-10-2008, 06:15 PM
Thanks Plodsky,I will get Harvey /N to thow one in on deal.

Just a heads up, new mac books are being released tomorrow in the states so wednesday our time. I would expect a price decrease in the new model so make sure you get what you ask for

Cicero
13-10-2008, 06:20 PM
Just a heads up, new mac books are being released tomorrow in the states so wednesday our time. I would expect a price decrease in the new model so make sure you get what you ask for
Will do,it's a lease deal,so will check on that.
Ta again.

myke
13-10-2008, 11:18 PM
firewire cable (http://www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/48f2dbd9016386de273fc0a87f3b0720/Product/View/XH3265), so not to expensive.

Best option is probably to start from scratch.
However data can be copied across using a firewire cable.
Basically Hold down the letter T when starting up one of the Machines... you might not even have to do this in leopard... drag and drop files onto the new machine.

The computer shows up on the desktop as a mounted drive.
Remember to eject the hard drive when done.

IPhoto - :annoyed: copy across the originals folder

Cicero
14-10-2008, 06:36 AM
Best option is probably to start from scratch.
However data can be copied across using a firewire cable.
Basically Hold down the letter T when starting up one of the Machines... you might not even have to do this in leopard... drag and drop files onto the new machine.

The computer shows up on the desktop as a mounted drive.
Remember to eject the hard drive when done.

IPhoto - :annoyed: copy across the originals folder

All noted myk,will add to other info,thanks.