Need help restoring w migration

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  1. cfII, Aug 3, 2011
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011

    cfII macrumors regular

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    Wow I just picked up a 15" 2.3 w 8gigs 750 gigs and hidef anti glare w apple care for $2k!

    I have backed up my other MBP w time machine, I would like to completely restore the 15" back to new, THEN import my old files off my external harddrive how do I do this?

    I have a lion disc
     
  2. cfII thread starter macrumors regular

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    maybe I should be more clear
    I started muy new mac holding down the option key and tried to erase the hard drive which appeared to be partitioned I could only erase the partition. I want this thing CLEARED OUT like new; will rinstalling lion from the disc I have do this? what about restoring from my time machine backup? will that delete the old harddrive and reinstall my backedup fileS?
     
  3. Uffish Thought macrumors member

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    Macworld has a series of articles on how to do this. I followed them; formatted the HDD, installed Lion and restored from TC. Was easy, and went as planned.
     
  4. cfII thread starter macrumors regular

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    Nice computer
     

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