May return iMac, can I use Time Machine on replacement?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Mark Morb, Feb 4, 2008.

  1. Mark Morb macrumors regular

    Mark Morb

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    Norfolk
    #1
    Hi,

    I've had my iMac for a couple of weeks now and I love it....except for the constant droning/humming noise (it also has the screen gradient prob but I can live with that). It's not the drives or the fans but a constant droning, sounds like a dodgy PSU to me. Anyway I rang applecare last week who went through a few things which didn't solve it so said I need to take it to an Apple service centre. Nearest one is nearly 50 miles away, so having thought about it for a couple of days I'm going to ring them later and see what else they can suggest.

    To get to my question, if I have to return/swap my imac for a new one will I be able to simply recreate it on the replacement using Time Machine?

    I've been using Time Machine since I first setup the machine, with nothing excluded. It's just that I've spent two weeks setting it up just how I want it, installing apps, copying my music and photo libraries etc., etc. I would hate to have to do all that again. Although I suppose it has not backed up my Bootcamp Partition with Vista.

    Any advice or help appreciated?

    Thanks,
    Mark Morb
     
  2. Consultant macrumors G5

    Consultant

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    Jun 27, 2007
    #2
    When machine is swapped, they might be able to transfer your user account over to the new computer.
     

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