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HT4889 Will I need the original registration numbers for programs like Pro Tools to run migration assistant?

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I am getting a new iMac and will be using Migration Assistant to transfer files from the old iMac to the new iMac.  Will I need registration numbers to run programs like Pro  Tools after I tsfr the files?  Big problem since I've lost the disks and the reg numbers.  What about programs I've downloaded from the net like Quicken.  Will these files open and run.  Are there a lot of problems in setting up a new machine this way?  I would like to start with a clean machine and reload all software but things like pictures and music files are stored all over as I was going through the process of learning how macs store files after being on PC's for years.  Any thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks in advance.



iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)


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