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Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 01:01PM
I sold a 2011 mac mini on ebay and the customer asked for advice on migrating from an older mini running 10.7. I told him that I've never heard of anyone jumping more than 3 versions without at least a little trouble - I warned about software conflicts and old driver issues, but he wanted to try it anyway.

A few days later he reports that all went well and everyone is happy. I'm a little stunned. It wasn't a work machine - just a granny using it on sundays kinda thing, but still - I'm impressed that it worked. So now I can't say that I've never heard of anyone doing a LONGSHOT migration successfully.
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Re: Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: October 23, 2020 02:13PM
He may have done a nuke and pave - that's what I would have done.



It is what it is.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/23/2020 02:13PM by N-OS X-tasy!.
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Re: Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: rjmacs
Date: October 23, 2020 02:48PM
"A few days later," you say? Might take a little longer for wonkiness to manifest....



rj
AKA
Vreemac, Moth of the Future
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Re: Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: mattkime
Date: October 23, 2020 03:31PM
Those who don't have trouble probably don't talk loudly about it on the internet



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Re: Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: clay
Date: October 23, 2020 03:38PM
for folks whose computing lives revolve around using stock apps in stock configurations, I'd guess that making a big jump like this probably works more than 90% of the time.

It's us weirdos with 3rd party apps, peripherals, etc, that are more likely to run into issues.

Just my guess.
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Re: Ebay customer reports successful migration from 10.7 to 10.13 - I'm a little stunned
Posted by: hal
Date: October 23, 2020 03:55PM
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clay
for folks whose computing lives revolve around using stock apps in stock configurations, I'd guess that making a big jump like this probably works more than 90% of the time.

It's us weirdos with 3rd party apps, peripherals, etc, that are more likely to run into issues.

Just my guess.

a good guess I suspect
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