Setting up a new Mac
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.