New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

Start a Discussion

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Switcher Hangout The place for switchers to discuss their new machines, and how to work with OS X. General support can be had here for newbie stuff, like "How do I restart my new iMac?" :)

Move os from one computer to the next

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

Thread Tools

Tanner31593's Avatar
Member Since: Jan 28, 2007
Posts: 1,131
Tanner31593 has a spectacular aura about

Tanner31593 is offline

This may be a really stupid question,

but a friend of mine has a mac running mac os 10.2.8, and she has a different mac running 10.3,
one is significantly faster and has a bigger hard drive than the other,
and what im wondering is, is there a way to like, 'clone' the hard drive, and like, move the mac os 10.3 to the hard drive of the mac running 10.2.8?
Or like, make a mac os 10.3 cd from that mac to move all the data to the other mac?
copy the os 10.3 and move it to the 10.28 hard drive.
Can this be done?

im sorry if this isnt a clear description.

Also just a little question,

What would happen if i ran a usb cable from one mac to another?
Could i transfer files that way?

If i made a fool out of myself just now by asking those questions,

then youre getting a window of who i am ;-)

QUOTE Thanks

mac57's Avatar
Member Since: Apr 29, 2006
Location: St. Somewhere
Posts: 4,560
mac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant futuremac57 has a brilliant future
Mac Specs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, 256 GB SSD, 2 TB HDD, 8 GB RAM

mac57 is offline
I don't believe that there is any way to do this. You will need to install a new Mac OS X on the more favored machine. And while you are at it, get 10.4.x, Tiger, vs. the 10.2.x and 10.3.x you mention.

My Macs: iMac 27" 3.4 GHz, Mac Pro 3.2 GHz, PowerMac G5 Quad 2.5 GHz, G4 Cube with 1.2 GHz Upgrade
My iStuff: 64GB iPhone 5, 64GB iPad4, 30GB iPod Video, 16GB iPod Touch
My OS': Mac OS X Lion, Mac OS X Snow Leopard, Mac OS X Tiger, Mac OS 9.2.2, openSUSE 10.3
I was on the Mac-Forums honor roll for September 2007
QUOTE Thanks

IronMac's Avatar
Member Since: Dec 08, 2004
Posts: 579
IronMac is a jewel in the roughIronMac is a jewel in the rough
Mac Specs: Mini C2D 2Ghz 8GB RAM, MB C2D 2.2Ghz, MBP CD 2Ghz, 1TB TC, 2 APX, iPhone 4, ATV2, 23in ACD x2

IronMac is offline
Why couldnt he use something like carbon copy cloner to clone one machine and then restore onto the next?
As far as transfering files with a USB cable I dont think thats possible. Try Target Disk Mode, same principle as what you've proposeed but with a Firewire cable.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

« Another Unhappy Windows Customer | Intel Mac Emulators »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Starter
Last Post
Is sleeping bad on the computer? Beemer Apple Desktops 4 03-08-2006 07:04 AM
CD crashes computer - help please Rail52 iPod Hardware and Accessories 1 06-20-2005 02:37 PM
Mini: The ultimate child-proof computer? djmitch Apple Desktops 5 06-11-2005 10:56 AM
Computer Snoring Smilemon OS X - Operating System 4 05-07-2005 10:56 PM
preserving folder preferences - computer to computer devon OS X - Operating System 0 09-17-2004 06:40 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Welcome to

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!

(4 digit year)

Already a member?