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lionheartednyhc
Aug 6, 2011, 11:46 PM
Hey,
There was a thread that semi-touched on this question, but it never got answered so I thought I would ask it here.

I am thinking of switching from an 11" to a 13" macbook air. If I cloned the hard drive from the 11 to the 13, would it be safe? Im wondering if the difference in hardware would matter at all?

(Note: I am completely aware of migration asst. and time machine; I would just like to know about this specific issue.)

Thanks!



miles01110
Aug 6, 2011, 11:50 PM
Why wouldn't it be safe?

lionheartednyhc
Aug 6, 2011, 11:51 PM
Why wouldn't it be safe?

I don't know, hence the thread :)

sloan47
Aug 7, 2011, 12:54 AM
It should be safe. Just clone the original 13" just in case if you need to restore and give it a try.

lionheartednyhc
Aug 7, 2011, 12:55 AM
It should be safe. Just clone the original 13" just in case if you need to restore and give it a try.

Cool, thanks. Figured but wanted to make sure. I will report back about any explosions

NutsNGum
Aug 7, 2011, 04:08 AM
I did it without incident. No explosions here.

lionheartednyhc
Aug 9, 2011, 12:27 AM
Ok, so I got the new 13" today. I booted my 13" from the external and cloned the external to the 13" No explosions. Works great. But...

The only thing I noticed though is that it seems to no longer have a recovery partition. If I CMD+R boot it, it goes straight to internet recover.

What is the easiest way to get it back?