Moving to new machine

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by neophile, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. neophile macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013

    I apologise if there's already a thread for this which I haven't managed to find.

    I am a new macbook pro user and have pretty much no idea what I'm doing with the machine. It has dead pixels, intermittent SD card read failures and a ridiculously noisy fan, so I'm taking it back to hopefully be replaced.

    I want to take an image of the machine - apps, docs, everything, and be able to just load it onto the new one. Is this possible? If yes, does the disk encryption I have set have potential to cause issues?

    Look forward to hearing your advice.
  2. newdeal macrumors 68020

    Oct 21, 2009
    make a time machine backup on an external disk and then when you get the new one use migration assistant to transfer the stuff onto the new one
  3. neophile thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 24, 2013
    Thank you.

    Unfortunately I was unable to create a time machine on a Windows server. Some issue to do with file system format if I recall.

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