Install new laptop through time machine or manually

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  1. Manuelrodrigues macrumors member

    Manuelrodrigues

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    Hi there,

    Bought a new apple laptop and did a time machine backup of my old one. I can reinstall my files to my new laptop through time machine and manually. Which is better for performance?

    My gut say that beginning from a clean slate is best for performance. Which option do you advice?

    Cheers,

    Manuel
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    I personally only restore my data, I'll install/configure my apps manually for the very reason of making sure there's no cruft being installed on the new machine from the old one :)
     
  3. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    If you had no issues with the old laptop, use the time machine to restore the new one. That's what it is designed to do.
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If the old laptop was working okay, then just plug the TM disk in to the new machine and use Migration Assistant to bring in your apps and data. These leaves the new OS in place, while importing your old data.
     
  5. Orlandoech macrumors 68040

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    I agree and do the same.
     
  6. Manuelrodrigues, Jan 2, 2014
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    Manuelrodrigues thread starter macrumors member

    Manuelrodrigues

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    Thanks Guys!

    Did not realize how practical timemachine was. Everything is working apart from the fact that I want to run two instances of osx and one win7 which is a bit of problem I noticed. I'll start an other topic on this question as it is very "off topic"

    thanks again for your input!
     

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