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My MacBook Pro is on the fritz! I bought a new iMac because I couldn't afford the new laptop. Is it possible for me to take a disc image of a MacBook Pro and have it all work on a new iMac with a newer OS? I really just want to keep Photoshop (yes, I did not buy it so I do not have the installers...)

Thanks for any info.

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if you buy Photoshop you will not only get 'the installers' but you're also legally entitled to use it! :) –  Molly7244 Jan 1 '10 at 23:51

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Depending on how much your old MacBook is actually "on the fritz", you should be able to connect the two and use the migration assistant to move settings/files/apps from the old computer to the new one.

Here is the Support Document from Apple on how to use the migration assistant.

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thank you...even apps huh?? great –  jonathan Jan 2 '10 at 0:41
I suspect Photoshop will be able to tell it's running on different hardware by querying the underlying serial numbers of the CPU, mobo, and hard drive.. –  Jeff Atwood Jan 2 '10 at 3:10
Given that jonathan is already not entitled to be running it on his existing hardware, I doubt that he's going to care about not being entitled to run it on the new hardware. –  James Polley Jan 2 '10 at 4:00

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