Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: Update: CS5, Office '11, Final cut studio will transfer to lion

  1. #1

    munaco's Avatar
    Member Since
    Dec 05, 2011
    Update: CS5, Office '11, Final cut studio will transfer to lion
    Hey guys
    Im posting this for people who are curious like i was, on this subject.
    not for the mac "pro's" who already know all this.

    I recently bought a new MBP, my problem was getting
    all my software on to it from my MBA.
    My MBP was lion.
    MBA was snow kitty.

    mainly concerned about key protected software such as
    CS5 microsoft 2011 final cut studio.

    Migration assistant wasn't the way to go,
    so i tried lions new restore from back up feature.

    i upgraded my MBA to lion, checked to see if software was compatible.
    made a full time machine backup to my external HD.

    i then entered the disk utility on my new MBP.
    (restart and hold command + R )
    the options come up and i selected the Restore from time machine backup.
    now it warns you only to restore from a backup created from that computer.

    of course I'm taking a backup from a mac thats totally different and
    loading onto my new platform. so make backups of both macs!!

    anyways i proceeded despite the warning, back up loading ok, no problems.
    i suspected i would need codes for the aforementioned software.
    but to my surprise everything worked!
    no codes needed for any adobe software, micro '11, or final cut studio.

    thought id share in case anyone is considering doing this.


  2. #2

    Dysfunction's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Would have worked with migration assistant too btw.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Does Final Cut Studio 2 runs on leopard or lion?
    By Picture_Editor in forum macOS - Operating System
    Replies: 4
    Last Post: 03-02-2013, 08:43 AM
  2. Which Mac Mini for Adobe CS5 and Final Cut Express?
    By rhurst in forum Images, Graphic Design, and Digital Photography
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-24-2011, 12:30 PM
  3. How to upgrade my MacPro for optimal Adobe CS5 & Final Cut
    By Hoopafied in forum Apple Desktops
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 05-14-2010, 02:22 AM
  4. Final Cut Studio update ?
    By lbern in forum macOS - Apps and Games
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 08-20-2009, 06:02 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts