New MacBook Pro Time Machine Setup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by UWF404, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. UWF404 macrumors regular

    Jan 6, 2004
    Ok, apologies for what must be a stupid question. I just purchased a new Macbook Pro to replace my iMAC. The iMAC backs up to Time Machine.

    Is using the Time Machine backup easy to setup the new Macbook?? The thought of having to install all my apps and migrate all my data sounds overwhelming and I'm hoping Time Machine makes this painless? :confused:
  2. stukdog macrumors 6502

    Oct 20, 2004
    Apple provides an app to do this much easier. Just connect your two machines, either via firewire or ethernet. Then, open the migration assistant.

    It's usually quite thorough.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can also restore your new machine to your old machine's settings, applications, etc. with Migration Assistant. Just choose "Restore from a Time Machine Backup" or whatever the option is.

    I did this recently and it went fairly smoothly.

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