Install new drive - use Time Machine to restore

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 4now, May 1, 2008.

  1. 4now macrumors regular

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    Is it possible to use Time Machine to restore everything onto a newly installed hard drive on a MacBook.

    What would be the steps?
     
  2. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Yes, it is. You would boot off the Leopard DVD (or the System Restore DVD if your computer came pre-installed with Leopard) with your Time Machine drive connected, and during setup you'll have the option to restore from a Time Machine backup. Either that or it's a menu item, I haven't done it myself, but I'm pretty confident it prompts you.
     
  3. dbernie41 macrumors regular

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    I had my Time Machine Disk plugged in and was not prompted with this option. I am just going to install OS X and do it manually once it is installed.
     
  4. pdjudd macrumors 601

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    Yes, its one of the advertised features of time machine as part of the migration assistant/setup wizard
     

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