Set­ting up a new Mac

Mac Format - - APPLE TALK -

I’ve just or­dered a new 27-inch iMac to re­place my Mac mini. My cur­rent mini is loaded with all my apps and con­tent. Where do I stand with apps I’ve paid for such as Word, Excel and Par­al­lels? Will they be trans­ferred via Migration As­sis­tant? I’m wor­ried I’ll have to pur­chase more prod­uct keys if I start mov­ing th­ese across? Tom Men­doza

Re­lax, you’re fine. When you turn on your new Mac, the first thing you’ll see is the Setup As­sis­tant wiz­ard that will walk you through the process of trans­fer­ring ev­ery­thing from the old Mac or a Time Ma­chine backup. Paid-for apps will trans­fer just fine and so will ev­ery­thing else, un­less you have some weird app that ties its li­cence to the Mac ad­dress of your net­work card or sim­i­lar. I’m not aware of any such apps though.

If you don’t use Setup As­sis­tant you can run Migration As­sis­tant to move apps and data across.

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