I have gone through many Windows PC’s in my time. Every time I had to go from an old PC to a new one it was a nightmare of pain and frustration to move the files and to re-install all the apps. I tried commercial software to help manage the upgrades, external disks, etc…. but it was always a major investment in time and energy. Further, I always ended up with a PC that I had to spend ongoing time to reset preferences, re-install software, etc, etc.
On the Mac… I recently updated my laptop from an older MacBook to a new MacBook Pro. I used Apples Migration assistant. A cable connection between the old mac and the new, a few key clicks… let it run overnight… and done!
All my old apps, all my docs… everything – and I mean everything – as it was before. Now that is the way a computer upgrade should be…
Who would have believed it could be so easy!