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Mac OS X Mavericks: Peachpit Learning Series by Lynn Beighley

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Lesson 26. Upgrade Your Mac and Migrate Your Files

Goals

Understand whether to upgrade or clean install

Become familiar with the utilities available from the installation media

Use Migration Assistant to move user accounts and files to a new Mac

Other ways to transfer files from Mac to Mac

Remote install

You may have just gotten a brand-new Mac with Mavericks already installed, in which case you can skip this lesson altogether (unless you want more information about transferring your files from an old machine to your new one).

If you upgrade using a Mavericks installation DVD or USB Flash drive, the installer presents you with a few options from which to choose before you upgrade. This lesson explains the choices you will need to make along ...

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