As I posted last week, I recently ordered two new iMacs for our legal assistants. They arrived early Friday morning (as scheduled), and I am pleased to report that they are now installed and running perfectly. This post will explain how easy the transition process was.
I used Apple’s Migration Assistant to copy all of the programs, passwords, and network settings from their old Mac Minis to the new iMacs. This feature, included in Mac OS X, allows you to pull all of that informaiton over simply via FireWire. Best of all, it only took about thirty to forty-five minutes to complete that process.
I would note that for some reason, the drivers for our network printer/copier/fax machine (Canon ImageRunner 3320i) didn’t get copied over, but they only took a few minutes to reinstall. The entire transition, including downloading the software updates to OS X and other programs, took approximately two hours per machine.