Apple has a specific Windows Migration Assistant version for macOS Sonoma

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Apple has released an update for its tool to help users transfer from a Windows PC to a Mac specific to macOS Sonoma.

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Apple updates Windows Migration Assistant for macOS Sonoma

The Windows Migration Assistant is a software program developed by Apple that helps users transfer data from a Windows-based computer to a Mac system. It can transfer a variety of data such as contacts, calendars, email accounts, music, pictures, movies, documents, and other types of files from the Windows PC to the Mac.

The new update, released on Thursday, supports macOS Sonoma, Apple's latest version of its Mac operating system. Version continues to function with no major changes to how it works, except it is fully compatible with macOS Sonoma.

Once installed on the PC, the tool will automatically run and can be used with the Setup Assistant on a new Mac or the Migration Assistant in the Mac's Utilities folder.

After deciding to transfer files, users must enter their administrator credentials, choose their PC from the available list, verify passcodes on both Windows and Mac displays, select the files and data to be transferred, and initiate the migration process.

The latest Migration Assistant requires the Mac to run macOS Sonoma 14.4 or later, and it is only compatible with PCs that are running Windows 10 or later. The tool worked fine before Thursday's update, so it's not clear why the specific update was required.

Should you not meet these requirements, you can try using Windows Migration Assistant v., which works with Mac machines running Monterey and Ventura, as well as PCs running Windows 7 or later.

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    mike1mike1 Posts: 3,301member
    So, which version, if any, will work to migrate a PC running Windows 7 with a new Mac running the latest version of Sonoma.?
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