Apple Releases Migration Assistant Update for OS X Leopard Users

Apple Releases Migration Assistant Update for OS X Leopard Users

Apple has just released an updated Migration Assistant tool for those on OS X Leopard that wish to move over to Lion. A Migration Assistant update has already been released for Snow Leopard, and Apple has now made it possible for Leopard users to easily update to the latest desktop OS.

“This update addresses an issue with the Migration Assistant application in Mac OS X Leopard that prevents transfer of your personal data, settings, and compatible applications from a Mac running Mac OS X Leopard to a new Mac running Mac OS X Lion.”

It’s important to note that Rosetta applications from the PowerPC days of old will not run in Lion. You can download Migration Assistant for Leopard from Apple’s support page. Leopard users can also check in Software Update.

Apple recently released Lion Recovery Disk Assistant, which allows users to create a recovery disk of OS X Lion on any USB hard drive.

  • DysonApps

    There’s going to be a lot of users thinking this adds the Mac App Store to their version of Lion so they can download it. Very odd choice, Apple.

  • Liam Burch

    I just paiid $ for $23.87 an iPad 2 32-GB and my girlfriend loves her Panasonic Lumix GF 1 Camera that we got for $ 38.76 there arriving tomorrow by UPS. I will never pay such expensive retail prices in stores again. Especially when I also sold a 40 inch LED TV to my boss for $ 657 which only cost me $ 62.81 to buy. Here is the website we use to get it al from, http://to.ly/aUxz

  • John Neumann

    ha! JUST in time! My new (to me) 2010 refurb. iMac was dropped off today and with updating the Snow Leopard, just so I can install Lion THEN migrating is going to be an all-night affair. Glad this will help. 

  • Jacob L. Newell

    ok ok I have questions. Are you saying that if I download LION right now tonight, and Apple issues updates or whatever, I wont be able to re-install months down the road, if need be, from fresh the total release of LION after the fact???? What do you know and what are you saying again????

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