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Can I load an image of my iMac which ran Snow Leopard onto a new iMac which runs Mountain Lion?

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twistiejoe Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Sep 23, 2012 2:54 PM

I have just moved to the United States from Australia.


When I was in Australia I took an image of my iMac hard drive, which I bought in 2010, the OS was Snow Leopard and I use Pro Tools 8 and some other pieces of software and data which are all set up properly on that machine. Pro Tools 8 does not work on any OS later than Snow Leopard, so I really would like to have this computer run just like my computer did in Australia.


Therefore, I have been trying to replace the hard drive on my new iMac with the data from the image of my old hard drive from my iMac in Australia, replace it exactly if possible.


I called apple care a couple of times and have been to the apple store also and I'm getting conflicting information about whether this is possible or not. Can I do this? I have tried booting with "apple+r' and I was almost going to replace the hard drive with the disk that comes up on my portable hard drive from Australia, but I don't really know what I'm doing.


Any advice please?



iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)
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