Easiest way to go from a 2011 to a 2012 MBA is...

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  1. ZBoater macrumors G3

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    ... restoring a backup from Time Capsule? Will that even work? I am guessing some video drivers need to be updated, but I am thinking the version of OS X Lion in the new MBAs is slightly different.

    And on that note, how about restoring a Winclone image?
     
  2. dona83 macrumors regular

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    Thunderbolt cable. Easy and thunder er lightning quick.
     
  3. cnixon macrumors member

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    I've been used the same Time Machine back-up across my 2010 11 inch MBA, 2011 13 inch MBP, and my 2011 13 inch MBA, and I've never had any OSX compatability issues.
     
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    ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    Well, I bit the bullet and got the new MBA home. I started the Migration Assistant from my Time Machine, and it says its going to take 14 hours (over a standard wired ethernet connection). I tried doing a straight restore from backup, but it wouldn't let me saying the backup was made on another model Mac.

    EDiT: Just now checked it 5 minutes later and it says 3 hours 41 minutes. Must have been some glitch calculating time. Now I can play with it at 2am instead of 9am tomorrow.... :D
     
  5. KPOM macrumors G5

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    Exactly. It's the first time I ever got to use Migration Assistant using a direct connection (I had previously used a Time Capsule backup). It was the quickest I had ever been up and running.
     
  6. kodeman53 macrumors 65816

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    Zboater: I smile every time I look at your avatar picture. :D
     
  7. ZBoater thread starter macrumors G3

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    That's the same face I made when I FINALLY got done restoring and backing up my new MBA 14 hours AFTER I bought it... YESSSSSSS!!!!!!

    The Thunderbolt cable doesn't seem that expensive to me anymore... :eek:
     

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