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    Migration Assistant Help

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    Migration Assistant Help
    So I got a new MacBook Pro today and started the Migration Assistant to transfer stuff from my old MacBook to my new one. However, I don't have any ethernet cables right now available, so I started it over the wi-fi network, but it taking quite a while.

    Is it safe for me to stop the process or will it harm my new MacBookPro?

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    Migration Assistant Help
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    The fastest and best way to do a migration from an older Mac to a brand new one is to use Time Machine. Just attach the Time Machine drive to the new Mac before creating an account on it and everything will be transferred over rather quickly. Doing a migration by WiFi is like watching paint dry on a barn.

    No, don't interrupt the migration. Let it finish. It won't harm the new MacBook Pro but you may wind up having to do it again.

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    Migration Assistant Help

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    Quote Originally Posted by chscag View Post
    The fastest and best way to do a migration from an older Mac to a brand new one is to use Time Machine. Just attach the Time Machine drive to the new Mac before creating an account on it and everything will be transferred over rather quickly. Doing a migration by WiFi is like watching paint dry on a barn.

    No, don't interrupt the migration. Let it finish. It won't harm the new MacBook Pro but you may wind up having to do it again.
    Well if I stop it, I would just bring it into the Apple store within the next few days and just have them do it there. But I wasn't sure if it would harm my new macbook Pro if I stop it.

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    Yes, stopping it would likely screw up the user account, so I'd suggest you let it finish (and yes, it will take quite a lot of time if you had a lot of stuff in your old account!).

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