Forum Question: Migration MacBook Pro 15 to MacBook Pro 17

When I purchased the MacBook Pro 17 I was told that I could transfer (migrate) all files from my 15 to the 17. I asked for specifics and what ALL meant and I was told that ALL meant ALL. That I could transfer every single file including the installed software. Is that true? Would I need a firewire 400 o 800? Thanks

— Edward Rangel

Comments: 4 Responses to “Migration MacBook Pro 15 to MacBook Pro 17”

    10/14/09 @ 7:01 am

    Yes, everything will transfer if migration assistant works properly. You will need a firewire cable that connects from the firewire port on one Mac to the firewire port on the other. So it may very well be a 400 to 800 cable, if your old one is 400 and your new is 800. Then run migration assistant and follow the instructions.

    Teddy
    10/14/09 @ 11:34 am

    Use wireless networking!

      10/14/09 @ 12:10 pm

      The problem there is speed. It will take probably 40 times longer to transfer large files over a wireless network.

    Edward Rangel
    10/19/09 @ 5:16 pm

    Got it! Thanks a lot. I am amazed at how painless the migration was. Again, thanks.

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