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arkgoth
07-17-2008, 05:29 PM
I'm thinking of upgrading my Macbook Pro 17" Intel Core 2 Duo. What I know is that I would have to put my current HD into an enclosure (running Tiger OS 10.4.11) and hook it up to my new HD (running Leopard) and do a migration.

Now I have 2 questions before I purchase SD

1) Will I have to download and register SD into my new computer?
2) What about programs whom I no longer have the serial numbers? Will I have to find them again? (programs like Snapz Pro whose serial number was e-mailed to me before a HD crash 2 years ago)

this is the new harddrive I'm intending to get

http://eshop.macsales.com/item/Other%20World%20Computing/HM500JIMF8U2/

The customer service rec me SuperDuper since my biggest issue with Migration Assistant on Mac is that you have to re-enter all the serial numbers again for the programs to work...esp Final Cut Studio (at least I have that one).

Any help will be appreciated! Thank you very much

dnanian
07-17-2008, 05:42 PM
If the software you're copying 'ties' itself to the drive in some way due to the method of activation they use, it won't run on the restored drive without reauthorization. I believe Snapz works just fine, though -- as do most programs.