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Old 20-09-2012, 00:49
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Need a bit of help - my MBP 13" arrived today, and on start up it offered me the option of transferring data, and I wanted to do this as I have a Mac Desktop with my files on.

But I thought it would let you select specific files, obviously I was wrong.

Anyway, the files have now been transfered (though I can't actually see them on the MPB..)

But I want to do a Factory Restore and start again, I'd rather transfer the files manually.

How do I do this? Do I simply re-install OSX Mountain Lion?
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Old 20-09-2012, 08:22
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Create a new user account. Make it "Admin". Delete the old user account.
If that fails to get rid of everything then, yes, you'll have to re-install from scratch.

This is an old essay but you might find it of use:
http://www.glodark.com/migration_assistant.htm

Frankly, I would not attempt to do it manually! Migration Assistant works perfectly well, when used properly. One thing you should NOT do is to create a new user account before running it.
If you do that, M.A. will create another account and put your files in there, so you'll have to log out and log in to the new account to find them.
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Old 20-09-2012, 11:44
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personally i like manual restores as i find it alot more reliable and you get to choose to bring only the good stuff over not the cr@p - of course all this depends on you having a good source to start with.
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Old 01-02-2013, 20:39
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I guess the answer was always a no.

Apple never met new fan regulations so sales will now cease.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/?newsid=3423807

Methinks those regulations were from 2009.
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Old 01-02-2013, 21:07
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Old 01-02-2013, 21:18
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I guess the answer was always a no.

Apple never met new fan regulations so sales will now cease.
http://www.macworld.co.uk/mac/news/?newsid=3423807

Methinks those regulations were from 2009.
The bottom line is they just weren't selling enough Mac Pro's anyway. Their biggest earners are the laptops and iDevices. They may try and bring out a workstation class machine again in the future but it looks unlikely.
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:38
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The bottom line is they just weren't selling enough Mac Pro's anyway. Their biggest earners are the laptops and iDevices. They may try and bring out a workstation class machine again in the future but it looks unlikely.
I thought His Cookness confirmed they were bringing out a new Mac Pro this year? It said they were only recalling it in Europe because of some EU regulations. Another reason for Britain to get out of the EU. When is the referendum? Shame. That was my dream computer
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Old 02-02-2013, 13:59
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Mac Mini Pro anyone?

Apple's iPad success probably means they have Intel by the short and curlies.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:22
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I thought His Cookness confirmed they were bringing out a new Mac Pro this year? It said they were only recalling it in Europe because of some EU regulations. Another reason for Britain to get out of the EU. When is the referendum? Shame. That was my dream computer
They are bringing a new Mac Pro out, it's just unfortunate that the regs come in before that. The new version isn't affected.

Plus, the regs don't stop people selling existing stocks, they just can't restock after that date.

So it might be that the Mac Pro never goes off sale at all.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:35
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They are bringing a new Mac Pro out, it's just unfortunate that the regs come in before that. The new version isn't affected.

Plus, the regs don't stop people selling existing stocks, they just can't restock after that date.

So it might be that the Mac Pro never goes off sale at all.
Isn't the new one coming out later this year? I hope they don't take the optical drive out of the Mac Pro like they did with the iMac. They'll still be sold on the Apple refurb store as well until the new one comes out, won't they? I wish Cameron would hurry up with the referendum and people should be in favour of getting the UK out of the Eu. I wish Ireland would get out of it as well.
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Old 02-02-2013, 14:58
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Isn't the new one coming out later this year? I hope they don't take the optical drive out of the Mac Pro like they did with the iMac. They'll still be sold on the Apple refurb store as well until the new one comes out, won't they? I wish Cameron would hurry up with the referendum and people should be in favour of getting the UK out of the Eu. I wish Ireland would get out of it as well.
The First Amendment of IEC 60950-1 Second Edition was published in December 2009 - so it's not like Apple hasn't had time to make a few small changes.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global organisation, its sister organisations are ISO and ITU.
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:38
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" I wish Cameron would hurry up with the referendum and people should be in favour of getting the UK out of the EU"

Obviously so little kids climb and clean turbines, keep sewers free of blockages and chop fingers off with Apple fans in their leisure time.
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Old 02-02-2013, 17:54
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Isn't the new one coming out later this year? I hope they don't take the optical drive out of the Mac Pro like they did with the iMac. They'll still be sold on the Apple refurb store as well until the new one comes out, won't they? I wish Cameron would hurry up with the referendum and people should be in favour of getting the UK out of the Eu. I wish Ireland would get out of it as well.
And let you purchase dangerous electrical good? Great.
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:18
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The First Amendment of IEC 60950-1 Second Edition was published in December 2009 - so it's not like Apple hasn't had time to make a few small changes.

The International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) is a global organisation, its sister organisations are ISO and ITU.
The Mac Pro design is essentially the same as the Power Mac G5, but one difference is that the Mac Pro has two optical drives but the G5 only had one. I guess Apple could have changed the design a bit in 2010. They've only had to recall them from Europe though, they'll still sell them in the US and non-EU countries I think. But if they're a global organisation wouldn't a similar regulation affect the rest of the world? And would it make any difference if Britain left the EU?
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Old 02-02-2013, 18:21
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And let you purchase dangerous electrical good? Great.
Nope.

" I wish Cameron would hurry up with the referendum and people should be in favour of getting the UK out of the EU"

Obviously so little kids climb and clean turbines, keep sewers free of blockages and chop fingers off with Apple fans in their leisure time.
No, for a variety of other reasons which I won't go into here, but I don't dare to enter the Politics forum to discuss the EU. It's scary in there
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