Migrate existing xp setup to new imac
August 7, 2007 8:03 PM Subscribe
So now that the new imacs have arrived, it's time to sell my old imac and my boyfriend's old pc and use the new imac. I've figured out that we need Parallels and can use Transporter to bring in the necessary pc programs/copy of xp. These are the steps I think I need to do to get the pc stuff working (the mac stuff looks like a cinch):
posted by jules1651 to computers & internet (6 answers total)
*Migrate the files (docs, mp3s, photos, itunes stuff, etc.) to mac via his pc ipod following directions on apple site
*Reformat his ipod to sync with mac
*Reformat pc hard disk and reinstall windows (it's been acting odd and I want to be 100% sure it's clean before putting it in my nice new mac)
*Reinstall apps we want to run through pc environment: existing copy of ms office, antivirus, photoshop, couple of guitar related apps
*Import pc environment into mac via Parallels Transporter
Am I missing anything? Is this the right plan? It seemed so as we have only an OEM copy of XP. Once we've imported the pc environment into the mac via parallels transporter, what does that do to the resale opportunity for the pc? Will the software on the pc still exist? Will it be legal?
Thanks in advance!