Got new MBP, do I restore system from backup or use migration assistant?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ozreth, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. ozreth macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    So I bought a used MBP. In order to get all my stuff over do I

    A) Restore system from backup (when I choose this it says "only restore to a computer that was the source of the backup", which obviously isnt the new one)

    B) Use migration assistant?

    Thanks : )
     
  2. Gazmac2010 macrumors newbie

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    When I've purchased a new Mac, I aways restore from a Time Machine Backup when asked.

    Just plug in my USB hard drive and away it goes.

    Hope that helps.

    Gareth
     
  3. ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    Yeah, I chose not to and now I'm thinking I should have just done that. After OSX finishes installing I'll check out migration assistant and see what I think. Thanks.

    Although it's been stuck at "About 31 minutes" for about 20 minutes now.
     
  4. ozreth, Apr 19, 2011
    Last edited: Apr 19, 2011

    ozreth thread starter macrumors 65816

    ozreth

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    OK so OSX was installed and on first bootup I just did transfer from time machine backup. Whatevs.
     

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