Apple is replacing my 17" uMBP, and I have a question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by simplemind, Mar 27, 2009.

  1. simplemind macrumors member

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    So I am getting a replacement uMBP from Apple and wondering what is the best way to move my data over from my old one? Target disk mode or re-install of all programs. I have had this MBP for about six weeks now, so there is not alot of data, just alot of programs...
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Swapping out the hard drives would be the easiest bet if they let you do that.
     
  3. simplemind thread starter macrumors member

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    only problem with that is, I am getting an upgrade on the HHD....;)
     
  4. m1stake macrumors 68000

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    I'd just get the data you need off of it. They're doing you a favor (Unless you're paying for the drive upgrade).
     
  5. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Migration Assistant/Target Disk Mode. I'd be annoyed if I had to reinstall every single application unless it's like one or two...:p MA/TDM doesn't take that long anyway.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Clone to the larger drive? I want to trust Migration Assistant with moving applications but it still seems like voodoo when it comes to arcane /Library/Application Support folders and other / level stuff that's hidden.
     
  7. chris.robison macrumors regular

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    Time Machine backup, then Migration Assistant or Restore From Time Machine when you first turn the new one on.

    I just did it this morning with the MBP they replaced for me. Its very easy.
     

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