New iMac setup

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Chippy99, May 23, 2013.

  1. Chippy99 macrumors 6502a

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    I have finally decided to get a new iMac to replace my trusty 2011 Mac Mini.

    I am very happy with how my Mini is setup - apps, data, config etc - and simply want to replicate this in its entirety on the new hardware.

    Please can someone advise on the best/easiest way to do this? Can I just boot the iMac from a "Macintosh HD" backup from the Mini?
     
  2. flynz4 macrumors 68040

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    You do not want a clone of the drive... the newer machine will use different drivers.

    Backup your existing machine with Time Machine... and then when you start your new iMac... you will see a migration assistant option to restore from Time Machine.

    /Jim
     
  3. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    +1 this should do exactly what you need.
     
  4. Chippy99 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  5. Omne666 macrumors 6502a

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    I'd have thought migration assistant would handle this entirely?
     

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