Using CCC to restore ML backup to Lion Air

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by LSUtigers03, Sep 12, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68020

    LSUtigers03

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    I made a backup last night of my Pro which has ML. Now I want to restore it to my Air which has Lion. I would prefer to keep Lion for now mainly because I don't like that ML removed the battery time left and my battery life was worse. If I try to do the restore will it screw anything up? Will it even let me? I assume that I can't or shouldn't do it but I thought I would ask.
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    If you restore the cloned image (from Carbon Copy Cloner), the Macbook Air will have *everything* the Macbook Pro did, including apps, settings, and Mountain Lion. You have to migrate data a different way (Migration Assistant, but I'm not 100% sure that'll work from Mtn Lion to Lion).
     
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    LSUtigers03

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    Ok thanks I'll just go back to ML. Looks like the battery issue will be fixed soon anyway with the new update.
     
  4. macrumors regular

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    Yeah, it should be. If you want the remaining battery life time in your menu bar you may want to try iStat Menus. They have a trial if you want to try it out.
     

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