1 Reply Latest reply: Sep 13, 2012 2:07 PM by bill borez
alex hall Level 1 (100 points)



I am about to buy a new mac book pro and intend to transfer everything (data applications and settings) using the Migration Assistant application in OSX. Has anyone done the same recently and is there anything  i need to be aware of before I press the button? I am particularly wondering here whether certain software may only be licensed to run on a specific Mac account name. Grateful for any advice, and Rather hoping to hear somebody out there might have done the same with no problems.



MacBookPro laptop, Mac OS X (10.6.2), G5 dual; G4 MacBook
  • bill borez Level 4 (1,205 points)

    Yes, I've just done this. Don't bother trying to do it with wifi though, it takes a long time ( I think it was 18 hours or so it was reading on mine ) and then it had trouble completing. Best way is to make a time machine backup on a seperate disk then restore from this to your new machine.


    My transfer went OK, I few teething problems with finding samples in my EXS24 library and all of my Native Instruments stuff neeeded re-registering on the new computer ( an easy task with the NI service centre software ) but other than that it was pretty painless.