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felix5616

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Migrating from an older to new computer.
« on: November 10, 2012, 05:56:38 PM »

I have an 8 year old MAC G5 that is painfully slow are photoshop. It does however have my HPZ3200 software as well as software for my IQ3 smart scanner. If i buy a new 12 core mac computer can i simply move all my photoshop and HP files to the new computer and use my old computer for scanning only? Is it as simple as moving files or will i be required to load everything from scratch to the new MAC?
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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 06:27:37 PM »

The OSX Migrate tool is painless, everything just moves.

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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 11:23:49 PM »

The Migration Assistant is great, but you need to make sure all your software is capable of running on Intel processors. Any old PPC only apps won't run on a new machine.
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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2012, 04:09:34 AM »

The Migration Assistant is great, but you need to make sure all your software is capable of running on Intel processors. Any old PPC only apps won't run on a new machine.
You'll also need to check that drivers for the hardware are available for the new OS
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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #4 on: November 11, 2012, 02:44:20 PM »

It still migrates fine, you have to upgrade anything regardless of the migration method.

http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1963?viewlocale=en_US

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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2012, 04:33:47 AM »

some more..   I was  concerned about the G5 to Intel  but here is a very new support document for your move..covers moving to Intel machines...

https://discussions.apple.com/docs/DOC-2295

cheers elo
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Re: Migrating from an older to new computer.
« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2012, 08:35:56 AM »

I have an apple G5 power pc and want to get a new imac(dec). i am interested in moving my HP Z3200 files and adobe photoshop cs5 to the IMAC
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