CCC of existing Mavericks Installation on cMBP to new rMBP

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  1. Knuckleheadz macrumors member

    Knuckleheadz

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    #1
    Hi all,

    I have just ordered a new rMBP 13" and I have an existing cMBP running Mavericks 10.9.1

    If I make a CCC of my existing OS X partition and clone it to the new rMBP will it cause any issues?

    The only thought in the back of my mind was that I heard that the rMBPs have a slightly modified version of the OS to deal with the retina display.

    Is that true?

    Cheers
    Jon
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

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    The App store doesn't seem to indicate you get a model-specific file when you download OSX so I'd think not. Any specifics to the rMBP should be in firmware or drivers shipped with all post-release versions as for other supported hardware.

    Ensure your old machine is updated before you clone it and I'd think you should be fine...
     
  3. chrfr macrumors 603

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    Yes, it will.
    That is true. You should use Migration Assistant to migrate your apps and files to the new computer, rather than clone it.

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    You can't download OS X for the late 2013 rMBP through the App Store. Presumably when 10.9.2 ships, you will be able to do so, but as of now the rMBP uses a later build of the OS than other computers.
     
  4. Knuckleheadz thread starter macrumors member

    Knuckleheadz

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I'll take an image of my old MBP anyway but installing everything from scratch isn't a big issue and it does clean out any bugs that I may have dragged across.

    thanks again :)
     

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