You can choose what kind of connection with which to migrate your PC.

You can migrate your PC over a direct connection, a wired network, or a wireless network.


  • Implement your preferred connection.
    Option Description
    Direct connection Use an ethernet cable or a firewire cable to connect your PC directly to your Mac. This provides the fastest connection.
    Wired network Connect your PC and your Mac to the same network using ethernet cables.
    Wireless network Connect your PC or Mac to a wireless network. The migration process is significantly slower over a wireless network.

    If you migrate over a wireless network, set the screen saver on your physical PC to wait longer than the migration will take. Right-click on the PC desktop and select Properties. Select the Screen Saver tab, set Wait to 9999, and click OK.

What to do next

If your physical PC is running Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, or Windows 10, turn off UAC on it before proceeding. Otherwise, load the PC Migration Agent on your physical PC.