Re: Mathematica "Fresh Start" on a new computer?
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- Subject: [mg112831] Re: Mathematica "Fresh Start" on a new computer?
- From: dr DanW <dmaxwarren at gmail.com>
- Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 05:45:34 -0400 (EDT)
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Your new machine will have a new $MathID, so you will need to contact Wolfram to get a new mathpass. In my experience Wolfram has always been very understanding about upgrades and is quick to turn around new passwords. There is no authorization nonsense (beyond getting a new password) that you have to deal with. If you are using a network license, find out the name of the license server and enter it into the dialog that pops up upon the first running of Mathematica. For cleaning the old machine, the quick answer is scorched-earth: do a clean install of Leopard. Sounds like this might be a good option for you anyway. Short of that, throw away /Applications.app, /Library/ Mathematica, and ~/Library/Mathematica. Root around in those last two folders first and copy any addon application packages, palettes, and modified stylesheets you want to keep. This should get rid of any Wolfram-licensed files you might have.