Is a Hard drive transfer from an old to a new Mac without problems?
My 2007 (80gb) macbook has just recently started to black-out. I've only used it (and probably the only reason I bought it) for the old GarageBand app, which I've managed to amass quite a number of tracks with. I'm told that due to costs I'd be better off buying a new one instead of fixing it. With the black-out I can't use the mac and therefore want to transfer all the information to a newer model which, when I say newer, I mean a model made 2 to 5 yrs later, so '09-'12. Again, I found I can't do that as the software is incompatible, or unsupported.
Can I just remove the Hard drive from the '07 mac and replace the HD in the other models with the '07 HD, and will it work inspite of the later models operating on slightly more updated OS versions?
Another option, I'm told, is to put the old HD into a caddy and use it as an external one. With that, as straight forward as it is still leaves me with the whole software incompatibility issue.> Is there any way of making OS X Lion Garageband work with El Capitan without having to faff about too much?
My Third question is this: My 2009 Mac (10.11), despite running Lion won't play, or fully support the Garageband app from the 2007 mac - it indicates that there are instruments missing, probably meaning it's own version of Lion is slightly more updated. Again, is there anything I can do to make the 2009 Lion Mac fully support the Lion apps from the 2007 Mac?
Is this a good question?