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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.


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