Cloning MBP installation of Lion to MB

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by clast, Feb 24, 2013.

  1. clast macrumors newbie

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    I have an early 2011 MBP with 10.7.5 and I'd like to put that installation on a mid 2007 MacBook (that is already running 10.7.5, but not with all the apps and tweaks I've done to my MBP). Can I just clone the MBP drive with SuperDuper and put on the MB hdd?
     
  2. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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  3. clast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks! I've done something similar before, but it feels unbelievable and slightly spooky when these kind of things just work.
     
  4. justperry macrumors 604

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    Erm, I would not try it, reason is that ML and also maybe Lion have custom install, before this you could boot almost always from lets say OS X Leopard on an external on any Mac, this is not the case anymore, most if not all machines downloads custom OS X versions.
     
  5. clast thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Trying couldn't hurt? The MBP did not come with a Lion installation. I have once done a clean install of Lion on this machine, if that might help.
     
  6. Goftrey macrumors 68000

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    I only ever use one installation of Lion, which is then cloned onto various Macs. I've cloned early & late 2006 MacBooks, late 2006 iMacs, as well as various Mac Mini's criss-crossed from & to other machines with no issues whatsoever.
     
  7. justperry macrumors 604

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    True, I should have said Probably won't work instead of I would not try, you af course can try.

    I know it used to work for many machines before but there are lots of threads here on MR proving the contrary.
    Trying does not hurt though.
     
  8. Bear macrumors G3

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    If the MBP came with Snow Leopard and you installed Lion on it, that makes it more likely to work as a clone source for your MacBook.

    I would recommend that you have a good backup of your MB before you start. Also, make sure to copy any data you want that isn't already on your MBP to your MBP.
     

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