Setting up a new Apple computer is one of the simplest task you will ever do. I usually start fresh and not install everything on my new computer but I had everything installed just they way I wanted so I used the Apple Migration Assistant.
I purchase a Thunderbolt cable for $29 to speed up the process. Without the cable you can still use the Apple Migration Assistant via wifi but takes longer. I started the Migration Assistant but the time to copy everything was over 3 hours. I was expecting a little faster.
So… while it was coping I check the Apple web site to see if I was doing it correctly. I was not so I cancelled it and started over. Was was transferring the files via wifi and not the thunderbolt cable. Apple has a very interesting feature. When your booting you can press T key. This turns your computer into a hard disk, like a big usb disk. Then when you run the Migration Assistant you select from disk.
I was expect it to copy everything in 20 minutes. I was surprised at the new estimate. Only 4 minutes. Wow, that thunderbolt connector did pay off.
Wow! Just a few minutes to copy the entire laptop to another laptop. Once finished I tested a few of the programs with no issues. A few asked to be reinstalled from the App store. The Migration Assistant will copy from a PC or Mac.
What a painless task setting up a new laptop. I was up and running in less than ten minutes and confident enough to format my old laptop.
This is one of the reason I only use Apple now. This would have been a weekend task on a Windows computer with dozens of issues and software licences issues and registry problems.
Now to test out the “real” battery life. See if I can make it 12 hours on one charge.