Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 11:32 AM (in response to Johnfx)
Do you have a technical question that you need help with?
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 4:07 PM (in response to shldr2thewheel)
Not really. I think I solved the problem. But I wanted to tell users about my experience. I do not have a Time Machine (well, I had one but it died). I tried my wireless network - way too slow. And I finally worked out the USB data transfer deal. Since Apple tech Support didn't seem to have this on their list of solutions, I thought I would post it here.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 4:11 PM (in response to Johnfx)
For your own edification...
There is this Excellent Link, by Pondini, on Transferring from Old to New...
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2011 4:33 PM (in response to AnaMusic)
Thank you. I did read that article and considered all of the proffered solutions. However, I do not have a Time Machine. I have Snow Leopard on my Pro but Lion on the Air; thus cannot use Carbon Copy Cloner. And my wireless networok is pathetically slow. So the USB cable just seems the most straightforward.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 7:46 PM (in response to Johnfx)
So I was wrong. The data transfer cable was uselesss. The solution - running right now - was to turn off the wifi, connect a USB Ethernet adaptor and start the migration. It was turning off the wifi that did it.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 17, 2011 8:04 PM (in response to Johnfx)
Well Done... Glad you got it sorted...
And Thanks for posting back...
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2011 3:44 PM (in response to Johnfx)
Thanks for the hint on turning off wifi. I spent some time trying to migrate from macbook to macbook using ethenet cable. No conection at all, try many setups to no avail. However, after reading this discussion and turned off wifi... I connected imediately. Yeha done
Currently Being ModeratedMay 31, 2012 10:36 PM (in response to Johnfx)
I've been pondering getting a Macbook Air but I want to find out if I can copy over Endnote X4 and Office from my Macbook Pro (Snow Leopard) to a new Macbook Air (Lion).
Is it just a matter of drag and drop or using Migrate Assistant or is there anything to worry about between different Macbooks, different versions of OS or some restriction on copying Apps?
Also, assuming a migration is possible, can I just use my Timemachine external drive or should I buy a cable instead?
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2012 5:12 PM (in response to Johnfx)
Thank you. I did read that article and considered all of the proffered solutions. However, I do not have a Time Machine.
For the record, you can transfer from Time Machine backups, or you can also transfer directly from the old Mac, or from "clone" backups of it. That's noted in several places in that article.