New iMac Transfer From MacBook Backup?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Charcoalwerks, Oct 29, 2011.

  1. Charcoalwerks macrumors regular

    Charcoalwerks

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    #1
    Hello, I just ordered a Refurbed 21' iMac today. I currently have a mid 2007 MacBook running Lion that I have been backing up to an external HD via Time Machine (wirelessly).

    When I get the iMac...

    1) Should I install the free Lion upgrade first?

    2) Can I just set up the iMac directly from the MacBook backups? (When it asks if I want to transfer files from another Mac?)

    3) Will I need to change the name of the Backup for future backups because I plan on wiping the MacBook and selling it?

    I would really just like a seamless switch from MacBook to iMac with all my same data, setup, etc.
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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    Since the backup is of a Lion machine, you'll need Lion on the destination before you can migrate from it.
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    1. Yes

    2. Yes

    3. Time Machine will start a new backup set for the new machine on its own.
     

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