5 Replies Latest reply: Jan 25, 2013 3:06 AM by MrHk
victorfromct Level 1 (0 points)

Migrating from PC to Mac with Migration Assistant

- Mac recognized PC name

- Passcode does not show on PC

- Mac stuck in "authenticating" loop

- PC stuck "waiting for Mac to connect."  

- both are connected to eachother through a time capsule

 

Ideas?


iMac
  • Pondini Level 8 (38,740 points)

    They're not contacting each other, for some reason.

     

    Are you sure the Windows Migration Assistant downloaded and was installed properly? Do you get the initial window, per OS X Lion: About Windows Migration Assistant?

     

    Try connecting them directly, not through your Time Capsule, via an Ethernet cable (much faster and more reliable than WIFI).

  • MrHk Level 1 (0 points)

    Migration Assistant - Transferring data from Mac to PC - PC will not display verfify passcode

    Hello, did anyone resolve this?  Same problem:

     

    Migrating from PC to Mac with Migration Assistant

    - Mac recognized PC and displays passcode

    - Passcode does not show / display on PC

    - Mac stuck in "authenticating" loop

    - PC stuck "waiting for Mac to connect." 

    - both are connected on same network (have connected PC on WIFI and using ethernet to Reuter

     

    The response above re Windows Migration Assistant is not particularly helpful as you download and install a new version when you buy mac

     

    Any ideas?  If cant get this to work is there anyway to manually bring across data eg itunes?

  • MrHk Level 1 (0 points)

    Further to above, here is a link rwith some info on manual transfer, not particuly helpful (as does not tell how to get your itunes or other data across) but a start (see section at bottom)

     

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT2518?viewlocale=en_US&locale=en_US

  • P.PAD Level 1 (0 points)

    Turn off your Windows firewall during the transfer.  Just remember to turn it back on later! 

  • MrHk Level 1 (0 points)

    did that no help, took to genius bar in HK, they could not get it to work, must be an xp issue they said (sigh) , manually transferred files myself

     

    On a positive note, when I recently brought a new imac the apple software worked flawlessly when taking files from my macbook pro, I used a timemachine backup to set up new imac with 200GB of files, what a surprise apple talks to apple but does not talk to pc