[Question] Migrate to Mac

LilJimmyRbinson

Best muppet ever
#1
I got a new MacBook this week and I'm trying to move all my songs/pics/movies over through my home network using the migrate to mac program. It's about 250gb of stuff so I set it up before going to bed last night. When I checked this morning it looks like the transfer stopped after 20 minutes once the laptop went to sleep. Do i have to disable sleep mode or do I have to literally sit in front of the machines and move the mouse every 5 minutes?

Semi related note, whenever I open the Mac it asks what wireless network to join. How do I get it to automatically connection to my router?

Thanks.

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stellarcomics

Registered User
#3
As for the wireless thing, go to System preferences/Network/ and join your wifi network, check yes for "Keychain remembers password". Any mac device will automatically join a network it has a valid password for; so you can take your mac from work to home without ever having to manually join the wifi networks again.
 

stellarcomics

Registered User
#4
Oh, don't forget to change your energy saver settings back when you're done, you may find yourself with a dead battery because it was "powered on" thru the night. The battery continues to eat power, even when it's plugged in.
 

weeniewawa

it's a man, baby!!!
#5
if it is actually doing something, it will not go to sleep

the screen will go out but the processing will continue

was there a progress bar?
 

samurai

Ridiculum Anserini
#6
if it is actually doing something, it will not go to sleep

the screen will go out but the processing will continue

was there a progress bar?
It depends if it's display sleep or computer sleep. The former will still continue with whatever it was doing, the latter will cease all activity.
 
#7
if it is actually doing something, it will not go to sleep

the screen will go out but the processing will continue

was there a progress bar?
Beg to differ. I finally upgraded to "Snow Leopard" (OS 10.6.x) about a month ago (don't think I'll make the jump to "Lion" or "Mountain Lion" soon. I still have a good bit of apps that only run on Intel with Rosetta) and the installer disc wouldn't let you opt out of sleep. Found out on the 1st installation attempt (fortunately, I did it on my backup 1st) that the 1st that going to sleep did was cause the installation to fail.
 
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