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Time machine from damaged mac

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Sobeck Calculating status...
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Jan 28, 2013 11:15 AM

my work imac (almost 5 year old) has bit the dust.  it freezes on startup 90% of the time.  i can boot into safe mode, but it takes over 30 minutes to do it, and is horribly slow after it starts.  i ran multiple disk verification and repair apps, all of which said disk is fine.  i repaired permissions multiple times.  i installed a new system with the same results, so i don't see that it could be a system issue.

 

in any case, it's being replaced by my employer, so no big deal.  my question is whether it would be safe to set up the new machine using a time machine backup of the old.  thoughts?  my guess is that the old one has a hardware issue, so the time machine backup, housed on an external drive, should be just peachy.  am i missing something?

 

thanks.

  • mende1 Level 10 Level 10 (89,470 points)
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    Jan 28, 2013 11:31 AM (in response to Sobeck)

    The Time Machine backup of your old Mac should work without any problem. Note that it has got a hardware problem, not software, so it should run without any problem.

     

    When you start the new computer for the first time, Setup Assistant will ask you to restore the backup, so follow its steps

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