New Macbook pro, can I use a Lion backup?

thedon1

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Jun 26, 2010
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I've currently got a 2008 macbook and will be replacing it with a macbook pro.

I've got my computer backed up on my time capsule but it's currently running lion.

When i get the new macbook pro, can I start the computer and just bring everything over from my TC backup?


Thanks
 

T5BRICK

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I've currently got a 2008 macbook and will be replacing it with a macbook pro.

I've got my computer backed up on my time capsule but it's currently running lion.

When i get the new macbook pro, can I start the computer and just bring everything over from my TC backup?


Thanks
Should work fine.
 

Interstella5555

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Jun 30, 2008
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I've currently got a 2008 macbook and will be replacing it with a macbook pro.

I've got my computer backed up on my time capsule but it's currently running lion.

When i get the new macbook pro, can I start the computer and just bring everything over from my TC backup?


Thanks
Why wouldn't you be able to?
 

thedon1

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Jun 26, 2010
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I thought maybe having Lion in the backup and moving to Mountain Lion might cause a problem but it seems like it'll be OK.

Does it usually work flawlessly or is there something IO need to watch out for?
 

jjhoekstra

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Apr 23, 2009
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I just did just that a couple of weeks ago and it worked fine. You have to re-enter codes for some programs though, like Word and Final Cut Pro.
 
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