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  • 15. Re: Software compatibility
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Isn't Migration Assistant available on first boot & a better way since it doesn't import the OS?

  • 16. Re: Software compatibility
    TwoRaleys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Because I'm getting closer to making the right/wrong/questionable decision to go with a new machine, the answer to your (BDAqua) question is vital to me, because I can't afford to lose ANY of my personal or client files or data...I'm thinking my additional manual backup of all of those files may prove vital if this current machine lives long enough to accomplish a major updated manual backup.

     

    But isn't that what Migration Assistant is supposed to do from TimeMachine?  I mean, isn't it supposed to put all those files on the new HD automatically instead of having to move them over manually?  And including all of the apps (Adobe or otherwise) except for the OS?

     

    Where's a sharp blade?  I'm getting closer to the Big Wrist Slitting solution.

  • 17. Re: Software compatibility
    TwoRaleys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Added at 1630 hrs. (California, USA): Actually, I think the better course of action is to take Sadie (our black Lab) for a nice 1-1/2 or 2 mile walk, come home and make a cocktail, take a hot shower and then check in to see if one of you terrific people has any further words of wisdom.  Truly, thank you both for your interest, support, sharing of your knowledge, and hopefully, to helping me reach a reasonable solution.

  • 18. Re: Software compatibility
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    I think it does, I know MA works after setup, just don't use TM myself so I can't confirm TM method works, it is there though, but it is a choice & from another Mac sees a 10.5.8 drive...

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  • 19. Re: Software compatibility
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    No, BD, it's the Setup Assistant.

  • 20. Re: Software compatibility
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    Thanks Kappy, & that works different than MA does it?

  • 21. Re: Software compatibility
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    No, it's pretty much the same. The difference is that you get to it before setting up an initial account, so it migrates your old account and sets it up as the admin account. No problems with ending up with two user accounts.

  • 22. Re: Software compatibility
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    I think in a past OS MA did present itself as an option right after you put your name & such in & before it created an account... but it's too much water under the bbridge now, thanks!

  • 23. Re: Software compatibility
    Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (226,765 points)

    LOL. Been there and done that.

  • 24. Re: Software compatibility
    TwoRaleys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Ok Kappy and BD...I'm baaaaaack!

     

    The new machine arrives tomorrow (Thursday), and I want to be clear so I don't screw this up any worse than necessary...

     

    As I hope I understand it, the steps are to:

    (1) Connect the new machine to my external HD that has TM on it.

    (2) Then use Setup Assistant which (after following the on-screen instructions) will give me an opportunity to copy everything from my TM backup to the new machine including the Administrator Account settings, etc. ad nauseum (including all of my software) by using MA.

     

    I've also purchased the new version of MSOffice just to be safe.  Do I uninstall my old MSOffice 2004 before installing the new version, or exclude the old version when I do the initial transfer of data from TM to the new machine, or ???

     

    I'm looking forward to your guidance, because I really don't want to screw this up! 

     

    Thanks again!

  • 25. Re: Software compatibility
    BDAqua Level 10 Level 10 (116,475 points)

    I think you've got it nailed.

     

    I'd install the new Office after getting everything over myself.

  • 26. Re: Software compatibility
    TwoRaleys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I hope so.  I'll plan on proceeding as I described my understanding of what you and Kappy suggested.  And thanks for responding...AGAIN!

     

    It's weird...after all the years, all the machines and the tons of software I've been through, not to mention viruses, rebuilding HDs, and all the rest, it still makes me nervous as a cat when being forced into not just a new machine, but a totally new OS.

     

    Here's hoping the new machine "likes" Adobe CS4...if so, I may survive this thing. 

     

    As I said, new machine arrives tomorrow..."film at 11!" 

  • 27. Re: Software compatibility
    DevR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi BD...and Kappy, too!

     

    New machine is here.  Adobe CS4 app issues solved after about 3-4 hours of yelling, cussing and trying to form a logical progression of thought.  What a PITA!  In any event, everything migrated fine and all the Intel-friendly apps seem to be working...and the damned CS4 apps are working.  Thank you both so very much for your patience, suggestions and support!

     

    Now...don't think you're completely off the hook.  I'm quite sure I'll have a few more dumb questions to ask about Lion, and I'll post them here.  I'm still not convinced that I'm going to like this new OS! 

  • 28. Re: Software compatibility
    DevR Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I have no idea where the new username came from...must be because of the new machine.  I wish I could get back to my original login name so I can give you both a "SOLVED" on this issue!

  • 29. Re: Software compatibility
    TwoRaleys Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    HA!  GOT IT!  Thanks again, guys...now I just have to get familiar with the new stuff on this monster.