New MacBook Pro Retina - how to set up

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by rpg51, Feb 20, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502


    Jul 4, 2012
    I have a MacBook Air - 2011 model - with time machine back ups and it runs great. I am considering giving my MBA to my wife and purchasing a MacBook Pro Retina 13". What is the best way to get my new MacBook Pro Retina loaded with all the software and data I have on my current MBA? Can I restore the time machine back up onto the MacBook Pro Retina machine and be done with it? Are there any problems I should anticipate?
  2. macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    Your TM backups should bring the new machine into the exact state the old one had at the time of the backup. If there is the same amount of space or more in the new machine I would not expect any problems :)
  3. macrumors Core


    Jan 23, 2005
    Just use the Migration Assistant at the end of the setup process to import your account ,apps and data from the Time Machine backup.

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