How to run 2 identical MacBooks

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sanme, May 14, 2019.

  1. Sanme macrumors member

    Sanme

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    #1
    Hi Guys
    I just got my girlfriend a new MacBook Air 2014 and would like to move current my laptop contents as it is to the new one

    I mean basically to create a clone of my current laptop

    Any help on how to achieve this?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    #2
    Use and external USB drive to make a Time Machine backup of your MacBook, the when prompted during setup of the new Air tell it you want to import from another Mac, then point to the USB Time Machine backup as the source.
     
  3. Sanme thread starter macrumors member

    Sanme

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    Thanks
    My External USB drive keeps failing after about 20gb in so only option I have is borrow one or get a new one
    Any other options ?
     
  4. pshufd macrumors 6502a

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    Is this a thumb drive or an SSD or HDD? I've found that thumb drives aren't always good for sustained writes.
     
  5. Sanme thread starter macrumors member

    Sanme

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    It’s an Hdd
    I guess I’ll just do the Migration assistant
     

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