CCC my 2010 mini, best way to install on 2011 mini?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by feeth, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. feeth macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    Before I sold my 2010 mini, I used CCC to clone the HD to an external. It had Lion on it.

    What is the best way to transfer this to the new mini? Do I need to erase the HD on the new mini? Should I clone it first to another external HD first?

    Reason what I am doing this is my wife would like her settings, ect to be the same without having to set it up from new. :eek:

  2. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    You can't clone the 2010 hard drive onto the 2011 Mini. It won't boot. My suggestion is to clone the 2010 image onto an external drive and plug it into the Mini. Then using Lion's Migration Assistant, migrate the 2010 stuff to the new Mini.
  3. feeth, Jul 27, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2011

    feeth thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 20, 2010
    Thank you!

    Worked perfectly.

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