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MacBook Pro - I got my MBP! Some quick questions.....


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Hey guys! I wanna start off by thanking everyone for all the help I have received in preparation for investing in my new MBP. Well today I drove to my local Apple Store(Biltmore District, Phoenix, AZ) and asked if they had the latest edition of the MBP. They did so I made the purchase! I also purchased the AppleCare and a wireless mouse.

Ok so on to my question: I set up everything and the first box that pops up says there are 14 updates available for my computer. Do I need to install them all right now? Also, the guy at the Apple store said to charge the battery full, then watch a dvd or something to let the battery drain completely. Is this a good "break in" procedure to follow or can I begin using it right away? I am also a "switcher" from PC to Macs. I have about 1000 songs in iTunes on my PC. How do I transfer all those songs onto my MBP? Is there an easier/quicker way than burning them all to cd's and importing them again onto my MBP? Well that's all for now. Thanks again.
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1. Install the Security and Mac OS X 10.4.x updates ASAP. (And maybe that QuickTime security update, too.) They address some vulnerabilities that have been exposed in OS X over the last couple of months.

2. Yes, calibrate the battery. More info here:
http://www.apple.com/batteries/

3. If you have a network (or even a network cable, or if your PC has a wireless card) you can move your music and other files over to the Mac that way. More info here:
http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/migrate/

Finally, more info on the Mac and Switching:
http://www.apple.com/support/mac101/
http://www.apple.com/support/switch101/
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Do I need to do anything with the "Macbook Pro Mac OS X Install Disc 1?"
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nothing at all, your book comes with all that installed, its just in case somethign happens to your computer and you need to reboot.
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Ok cool thanks. But what about the break in procedure? My battery is now fully charged. Do I need to put in a movie and let it completely drain? It says in the manual not to calibrate for at least 2 hours after the battery has been fully charged. Thank you.
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Congrats with your purchase

Did you manage to get the Student Discount in-store in the end?
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Yes I did. All that is required is a student id. Thanks for you help!
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Yes I did. All that is required is a student id. Thanks for you help!
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