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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:33 am    Post subject: new 24 on the way Reply with quote

i am getting 2.33 gig 24 inch imac tomorrow. i have a 17 inch imac first gen intel. i want to keep keychain stuff (passwords etc and reg codes but i don't want to use target mode to transfer. so how do i do this? can i use migration manager to only transfer some info. for exmple my screen resolution is different for 17 inch, if i use target mode does new imac get old imac screen resolution?

so to reiturate what is best way to do new set up. clean start or migration manager? i have a couple of third party softwares that i paid reg for and i don't have all the codes anymore.

thanks. Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 11:40 am    Post subject: Re: new 24 on the way Reply with quote

gdog wrote:
i am getting 2.33 gig 24 inch imac tomorrow. i have a 17 inch imac first gen intel. i want to keep keychain stuff (passwords etc and reg codes but i don't want to use target mode to transfer. so how do i do this? can i use migration manager to only transfer some info. for exmple my screen resolution is different for 17 inch, if i use target mode does new imac get old imac screen resolution?

so to reiturate what is best way to do new set up. clean start or migration manager? i have a couple of third party softwares that i paid reg for and i don't have all the codes anymore.

thanks. Twisted Evil

The migration thingy will only copy general settings so no screen resolutions. Even if it did, just go to system preferences and change it to the correct one.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 4:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Congrats on the new 2' monster! Smile

I had a 1st gen Intel 20" iMac and absolutely LOVED it! I believe I may get a 2' iMac when I finally return home from Iraq. Let us all know how you like it!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: yo Reply with quote

thanks imav. good luck in iraq.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If you're simply wanting to copy keychain stuff, you can just copy the Keychains folder, located in your Home Folder -> Library -> Keychains to the new Mac.

However, it seems like you're wanting to copy more than that. The Migration Assistant is surprisingly intelligent, and won't do dumb things like copy over set screen settings, etc. The only area I've seen it do stupid things is copying over PowerPC versions of dashboard widgets, but since you're going from an Intel iMac to another Intel iMac it shouldn't be a problem.

I'd suggest trying out the Migration Assistant, and seeing if it does the trick. If not, you can just erase the new machine and start over. It won't be that much time wasted, and possibly a lot saved by not having to trace down each one of those little applications you've registered but lost.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

thanks for info Twisted Evil
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