- Mac experts – am I going to have problems ?
Never used it but in theory it should be painless! A tip for the future would be to use a free app called Carbon Copy Cloner. This creates a bootable backup of your Mac on the external drive. You can then boot the new Mac (allowing you to be up and running immeadiately) from that and clone it back onto the new machine’s internal drive.Posted 4 years agoMilitant_bikerMember
My HDD died on my MacBook Pro. Tried to clone the dying drive straight to the new one. Failed.
Tried to restore from the networked Time Machine backups. No system backups on there. Failed
Did a fresh install of Mountain Lion from a pen drive, then tried restore from Time Machine. No applications. Failed.
Tried a restore from the dying drive. Applications restored. But not registered. Failed.
Reinstall all the purchased, non App Store software. Success.
Lesson; make sure the Time Machine backs up system and applications. Good luck 🙂Posted 4 years ago
Our 2011 imac (running 10.6.8) went back for a display change. They dropped it and broke it, so have offered us a brand new one.
I backed up with Time Machine to an external drive before sending it back. I read that with Migration Assistant it should restore to a new one OK. My experience with Migration Assistant previously (going from 10.4 to 10.6) wasn’t good.
Any tips to ease the pain ?
ThanksPosted 4 years ago
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