Old Time Machine Backup onto New OS?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spellflower, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. spellflower macrumors regular

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    Last year I replaced my MacBook's HD, and decided to finally put Snow Leopard on the new one.

    I had been using Leopard, and that's what my most recent TM backup was of.

    I got a message saying that there was not enough room on the drive to install the TM backup, even though it was a much larger drive than the old one.

    After some research, I learned that I could not install an old TM backup on to a new OS.

    So I reinstalled Leopard, and my backup, and then never got around to Snow Leopard.

    And now, thanks to an accident, I'm going through this all over again.

    So is there a way to install my Leopard backup on to a Snow Leopard machine, or do I need to install Leopard first?
     
  2. StevenMeyer macrumors member

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    The answer is really what do you need off the backup. documents and some apps can be dragged into the new os.
     

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