OSX Tips:  Setting-up a new Mac from an old one, its backups, or a PC

Connecting  via  your  Network

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The windows you use to connect the Macs are mostly clear, but can be a bit confusing.

The samples shown are from Mountain Lion;  some Lion windows may be slightly different.

Also, if you connect at different times, there may be differences in when you see some windows.

Here's the scenario for what you should see and do on each Mac:

On the NEW Mac                                On the OLD Mac

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Start Migration
Assistant, select To another Mac and click Continue.

You'll be prompted for your Admin Password.

Enter it, then click Continue.

Select the Old Mac
and click Continue:
You should see this next:

You should also see this on
the old Mac:

Click Continue.

Instructions will

Click Continue.

Migration Assistant
will attempt to close all other apps.  If it can't, it will send a message so you can do that manually.

Click Continue.

Ready to go:

Click Continue

Back to the Transfer
Your Information window in the main section.