5 Replies Latest reply: Jun 17, 2013 10:54 AM by BDAqua
MacPcConsultant Level 1 (5 points)

One iMac is an Intel Duo Core 1.83  with OS 10.58, and the other iMac is an i3 at 3.08GHz. 


Goal to have the hard drive info transferred to an iMac i3 3.08GHz which now has 10.68.   The Duo Core would be the SOURCE, and the i3 is the TARGET machine.




• 1.  If SuperDuper or CCC is used to clone the DuoCore drive to the internal i3 drive, will the i3 boot ?


• 2.  If it won't, can one use the generic 10.5 intall disk to "archive and install" on the i3 and then will the i3 will boot ?   A friend told me that one needs the specific original system software disk which came with the i3, but that disk cannot be located now.


• 3.  If my friend is correct, is the only alternative to use a 10.7 disk to upgrade the OS once the Intel Duo Core internal disk is cloned to the i3 internal disk ?


• 4.  What about using the Apple Migration Utility ?    Will it be successful ?



SUMMARY:   How best to make the i3 work with the apps and data presently residing on the Intel Duo Core ?



Thank you.