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Old 01-12-2006, 11:11 AM
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Upgrade from iBook G4 to Powermac G5

I've used SuperDuper! with an external Firewire drive on my iBook and it's performed well. I have a question regarding the use of SuperDuper! for migration purposes. I have an iBook G4 1.33 Mhz running Tiger that I've setup the way I wanted. I just received an Powermac G5 2.5 Refurb that came with Panther and a Tiger upgrade disk. Would I be able to clone my iBook and restore it to my Powermac in Firewire mode? What are the pros and cons of doing it this way? The reason I ask is the G4 Tiger disk that came with my iBook will not let me install on my Powermac. Are there specific files that are necessary for the G5 vs the G4 or is this an arbitrary limitation that Apple built into the distribution CD's with new systems to prevent piracy? I'm willing to reinstall all my apps but I'd prefere to clone and go...

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Joel Turner
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