I plan on purchasing a new rMBP this weekend and have never restored from Time Machine so i'm looking for some quick advice. My 2008 MBP is dying a slow death and currently runs Snow Leopard. Will I have any problems restoring to the new Mavericks machine? Also, I wonder a few things: 1. Do i need to plug in the external disk before my initial boot of the new rMBP? Will it prompt me to do so in setup? If not how do i initiate the time machine restore? 2. Is it possible to pick and choose what is restored to the new machine? My 2008 machine likely has a lot of junk data I don't want to take to the new rMBP. Likely the only data I want are music files, documents, and photos/videos. 3. How does the application restore work? Will it install all apps i currently run onto the new machine? Can I pick and choose? The only apps i really am concerned with transferring is the 2011 MS Office package as I got the install license from a family member and I'm not sure I can easily deactivate the old install and reacquire the license for the new machine. Pretty much everything else I would want to bring over can be easily reinstalled via download if i choose to have them on the new machine. thanks for any advice!