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    Dec 03, 2013
    Blaine, Wa
    Late 2013 retina MBP 13" 2.6, 8GB RAM, 512 GB
    User name for new laptop
    I'm ready to set up a new retina macbook pro, and will migrate the data from my older macbook pro by connecting the remote hard drive with latest backup. Should I use the same or different user name for the new machine? I've read some reports about potential conflicts with iTunes migration.

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Don't do anything or you'll wind up with an extra account and lots of confusion. Just plug in that new machine and when it asks, respond with copy data from disk, hook up your Time Machine backup and press continue. It will take a while depending on how much data you have to transfer. I just went through the same thing with a brand new iMac. It works well, but again, do not change the user name or create a new account.

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    Jan 29, 2009
    South Carolina
    ^ Amen to that! I learned that the hard way when I was a Mac newb!!

    Let Time Machine do the work, it does know what it's doing.
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