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Lizardpoint
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Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! new
      #986252 - 08/05/12 08:28 AM
Hi Team,
Please forgive me for asking a potentially dopey question, but it would save me a lot of time if I can do this:

I have a Quad core Mac Pro.
My pals have an 8 core Mac Pro.
I'll be visiting them soon in Spain and plan to install a SSD in their machine.
This will be a clean install of Lion plus PT 10HD and some insturments.
We both have the appropriate iloks with the assets already.
So its just a simple question.
If I install the drive in my Quad core and install/configure the software, will it work (or sort itself out) in their 8 core machine when I get to Spain?

Cheers

Lizardpoint


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desmond



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Re: Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #986259 - 08/05/12 08:52 AM
Yeah, should do.

I can boot off my MBP drive on an iMac and essentially turn the iMac into my MBP. Occasionally you get the odd bit of oddness but in general you should be fine, particularly if all your software is up to date and you're not running a bunch of random third-party system extensions and hacks etc...


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Lizardpoint
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Re: Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! new [Re: desmond]
      #986269 - 08/05/12 09:03 AM
Hi Desmond,
Thanks for that.
Did you get your new MBP yet?
Keep the coffee away from this one huh?
Cheers
Dave


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desmond



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Re: Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #986270 - 08/05/12 09:06 AM
Quote Lizardpoint:

Did you get your new MBP yet?




Yep...

Quote Lizardpoint:

Keep the coffee away from this one huh?




Umm... yeah...


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Richie Royale



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Re: Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! new [Re: Lizardpoint]
      #986290 - 08/05/12 10:30 AM
Not quite related, but I popped a drive into my old G3, not knowing what was on it (the G3 drive has got the click of death) turned on the computer, expecting it to ask for a CD for the OS and to my surprise it booted up a clone of OS 10.4 from another Mac. It worked surprisingly well. Some programmes didn't work as they required at least a G4 processor, but the OS seemed quite quick for an old 400MHz processor.

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Scope



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Re: Prepare drive for another Mac - Silly question alert! [Re: Richie Royale]
      #986612 - 09/05/12 08:46 PM
I did the very same thing using 2 G5s some years ago.
The only glich would be some software is registered against the CPU serial number.
( for example - Sampletank is one, Photoshop is another ).


Other than that you should be ok, as all the various kext files ( unix "device drivers", for you non- 'nix people ) are loaded via the OS install.


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