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iMac - Migration from 10.4.11 Imac G3 to Imac G5 24" intel


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Friends,

I gave my old graphite G3 Imac to my brother in law 3 years ago. I cant afford one but I just talked him into buying a new 24" Intel Imac, and promised him that I would help him transfer his files, e-mail, bookmarks, photos, itunes etc. to his new machine.

I know about the firewire connection transfer but not sure how to do it and was not sure if the old Imac has a firewire port and if transferring from 10.4 to 10.5 will work.

If any of you have any suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated. I have to take a day off from work and drive 4 hours to help him, so I want to make sure I get it right. Ive heard I might have some problems with the apps????

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If this is your old Graphite iMac, it has FireWire ports.

How to use FireWire target disk mode

Mac OS X 10.3, 10.4: Transferring data with Setup Assistant / Migration Assistant FAQ

Note: Some software transferred from a PowerPC-based Mac to an Intel-based Mac may need to be updated after the migration.

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If the G3 does not have Firewire, then it may be easier to get the G3 cloned using Carbon Copy Cleaner to an external drive and then have the external copied/cloned to the new iMac. Not sure if CCC will clone back to an Intel but the machine will need an external anyways...the 4 hour drive and the external must be roughly equal in value one would think.
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Sorry to be picky, but in your title there is no such thing as a G5 Intel iMac.

G5 iMacs ceased production in January 2006.
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Thanks to all for your comments, sorry about my ignorance. I cant remember what my old G3 had and dont have a new intel mac so not sure about it either.

I do know I want a blue ray drive, matte screen and quad core processor.... ;-P

Robert Garven - Ventura, CA
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I know this sounds stupid but how do I check what firmware I have on my computer or the G3 one also??

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