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What's the best way to transfer an old 15" MacBook Pro to a new MacBook?

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Sep 8, 2012 1:49 PM



My client will be buying a new MacBook soon (don't know which model yet) from his university. We are currently researching and planning ahead to minimize problems and prepare. I noticed there are multiple ways to transfer data from his old 15" MacBook Pro to the new one. What's the best and fastest way?


We only need to (manually?) copy data (lots of documents, photographs/photos., etc.) and not the programs (better to start clean!). Also, will old Mac Office 2008 work in the latest Mac OS X version (assuming it comes with it or maybe 10.7.x) or will he need to buy a new one? He also uses an iPhone 4S and iPod Touch (music mostly).


Thank you in advance.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8), 2.4 Ghz; A1260 model; 15" size.
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