Re: Mathematica "Fresh Start" on a new computer?
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- Subject: [mg112835] Re: Mathematica "Fresh Start" on a new computer?
- From: John Fultz <jfultz at wolfram.com>
- Date: Sat, 2 Oct 2010 05:46:19 -0400 (EDT)
1) Removing the app is easy. If you really want to get rid of all supporting files, too, then you'll have to do it manually. 2) Not including documents and any other files you may have created, you can find supporting files in these locations: * The Mathematica.app itself * $UserBaseDirectory of any account which has used Mathematica * $BaseDirectory (/Library/Mathematica) * Mathematica may have also installed the Wolfram Notebook Indexer to be used by Spotlight. This is available as a free download, so you wouldn't be infringing any license if it's still there, and I'm not immediately certain how to uninstall it. 3) Depending upon exactly how you're licensed, you may have to contact Wolfram Research to do the system transfer. There's no special deauthorization/authorization, but you do have to make sure you have a password which works on the new system, which is related to the request for a system transfer. Sincerely, John Fultz jfultz at wolfram.com User Interface Group Wolfram Research, Inc. On Fri, 1 Oct 2010 05:40:52 -0400 (EDT), AES wrote: > Moving to a newly purchased MacBook Pro with Snow Leopard OS, from an > much older MacBook with Leopard OS and probably a decade's worth of > remnants of older systems, unused apps, earlier software upgrades, > partially removed software, and other cruft. So: > > 1) Is there a simple way (a "deinstall" option) to remove _all_ traces > of Mathematica app and supporting files from older machine, before > migrating to > the newer machine? (I don't mind losing any customizations I've done > or prefs I've set; and I'll save all my personal .nb notebooks > separately). > > 2) If not, then a way to find and remove all Mathematica-related files > manually? (.) > > 3) Since I have the Mathematica 7.0.1 CD and know the serial and license > numbers, I don't expect any trouble reinstalling it on the new machine > -- but just in case, are there any special de-authorizing or > re-authorizing steps required? (All the crap with Apple's iPod and iPad > authorization nonsense has me spooked.)