Install new drive - use Time Machine to restore

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

  1. 4now macrumors 6502

    Sep 20, 2007
    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


    Jun 23, 2003
    Washington, DC
    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

    Nov 14, 2007
    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

    Jun 19, 2007
    Plymouth, MN
    Yes, its one of the advertised features of time machine as part of the migration assistant/setup wizard

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