Cloning from 11" to 13"..safe?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by lionheartednyhc, Aug 6, 2011.

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    lionheartednyhc

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    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!
     
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    miles01110

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    Why wouldn't it be safe?
     
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    lionheartednyhc

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    I don't know, hence the thread :)
     
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    It should be safe. Just clone the original 13" just in case if you need to restore and give it a try.
     
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    lionheartednyhc

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

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    I did it without incident. No explosions here.
     
  7. lionheartednyhc, Aug 8, 2011
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    lionheartednyhc

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    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?
     

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