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Switching over software from a G4 to a macbook pro
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Oct 2, 2006, 03:13 PM
I appologize, I just realized I posted this in the MBP section out of habit, would a mod please move this to software? thanks.

Hello, I have a question about switching over software..

how hard is it? When I bought my MBP I had a lot of software on my ibook g4 that I needed. so I connected the firewire cable and transfered.. all the basic software transfered fine, and a couple of the major programs transfered fine. (adobe CS suite) but a lot of my major programs when transfered over were currupt.

Now, most of the software I have (like guitar rig) I still have the CDs and such to reinstall them, but what about the ones where I either lost the CD, or was given to me... (And I don't mean going on kazaa and downloading it, it was either given to my by work (final cut suite) or I needed it for a specific application and someone was like "here use mine.." and I just never deleleted... Even though that technically is illegal, I do not condone illegal downloading of software just because you don't want to pay for it. )

Is there a way to get these to transfer from my old computer and work properly?
15" MacBook Pro | 2.16GHz | 2GB DDR2 | 100GB 5400 rpm | 256MB X1600
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Jun 14, 2007, 04:26 PM
I second that! I really want to know if this is possible. I want to transfer programs from an old macbook to a newer one.
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Jun 14, 2007, 04:45 PM
The Migration Assistant should have handled that transfer just fine. It is designed to pull over your User accounts and any non-Apple programs. I have done it many times, the only problems were when there were permissions and directory errors. Fix the drive first, it should work just fine!
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