I'm rather new to Mac, my first one arrived on Monday! Unfortunately, the screen has a faulty pixel which I only noticed on Tuesday and as a result I have booked a genius bar appointment for Sunday. I don't really know how the warranty works on MacBooks however if it's anything like iPhones/iPads I'll probably walk away with a new machine. With that in mind I want to try and save myself the hassle of downloading and installing updates, apps and other software along with many of the work documents I have already transferred to my new machine. Q1.) Is there a way to back everything up (software, apps, documents, settings) so I can simply restore everything to a new machine (if I get one)? Q2.) I have an external (NTFC) that I use with a windows PC, can I use that for backup? Q3.) If the above is not possible, could I partition the device to make it work with both Windows and Mac - even if that means separate partitions. Any advice you can give would be most appreciated.