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Nov 14, 2012 2:13 AM

I have a macbook with 500G hard disk, I do regular backups with Time Machine.

 

I want to buy a MacBookAir 128G.

Can I use my time machine backup to boot the new MBA?

 

Thanks for your help...

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Gabs31

  • SP Forsythe Level 5 Level 5 (5,200 points)
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    Nov 14, 2012 8:41 AM (in response to Gabs31)

    No. A Time Machine Backup is not in a format that permits "booting" to it.

     

    However, that Time Machine Backup can serve as a source for Setup Assistant or Migration Assistant to transfer settings, users, apps, and documents for your new Air.

     

    I would recommend that you use Setup Assistant in the manner described by Pondini in this User Tip.

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