New Macbook Pro - Help

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by bad1550, Jun 28, 2011.

  1. bad1550 macrumors regular

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    We purchased new Macbook Pro for my daughter and installed Time Machine backup from her previous Macbook. It worked but brought over duplicate photos. She wants the new Macbook Pro to work like a new macbook Pro with just her certain data brought over.

    How do I restore from a fresh new Macbook Pro and then bring over certain Time Machine backup files?

    Please help as my daughter is upset.

    Thanks,

    Bob
     
  2. ratzzo macrumors 6502a

    ratzzo

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    How can't a new MBP work like a new MBP.. ? :confused:

    Why would she be upset, it's a brand new MBP... either way, you could selectively choose what to backup from Time Machine. But now that you've brought in everything I guess you could just delete what's left?
     
  3. bad1550 thread starter macrumors regular

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    She did not like that it looked exactly like her Macbook. It duplicated photos
    How can I restore to factory settings on new Macbook Pro and then selectively bring over certain files , video, Itunes, etc?

    I appreciate your help

    Bob
     
  4. Btrthnezr3 macrumors 6502a

    Btrthnezr3

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    You can put in the snow leopard disk that came with it and do a fresh install.

    That will bring you back to brand new. I'm not sure about the rest. Why not move the files over manually or is the other comp kaput?
     

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