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    Migration Assistant won't connect
    Hi;
    I am trying to migrate from Windows XP to Mac Lion (10.7).
    I run the Migration Assistant on the Mac, then go to the Windows PC where I installed the software, but the Windows PC reports an error. Cannot find any other computers.

    I know that both computers have network connectivity. I am able to drag and drop files from one to the other.
    I just thought that using Migration Assistant would make life easier.

    Maybe the software is not intended to run on Windows XP (SP3)??

    Thanks for your help.

    FW

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    No. It is made to transfer files etc from one Mac to another.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by harryb2448 View Post
    No. It is made to transfer files etc from one Mac to another.
    So then why is there a Windows version of the software?
    In any case, the software opens in Windows; just cannot find the Mac, which is on the same network.

    FW

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    It should work if you're doing it correctly and have installed the Windows version. Take a look at this tutorial, maybe it can help. LINK

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    It should work if you're doing it correctly and have installed the Windows version. Take a look at this tutorial, maybe it can help. LINK
    Do I need to share folders on the Mac before running Migration Assistant?
    I have shared folders on the PC, but I haven't done anything to share folders on the Mac.

    Thanks for the links. That should be helpful.

    FW

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