Ordered my MBA and sold my rMBP, how do I migrate?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by SpitUK, Jun 16, 2013.

  1. SpitUK macrumors 6502

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    Hi Guys, Just ordered a MBA 13", i7, 8Gb, 256Gb and sold my rMBP. I need to send the rMBP before the MBA arrives. How can I migrate everything without installing everything again? Thanks.
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Take a Time Machine backup to an external hard drive.
     
  3. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, didn't realise you could restore to a different model. Do I still use migration assistant or time machine to restore? Thanks.
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    While setting up the new Mac, it will ask if you'd like to transfer data from a Time Machine backup, so just use that.
     
  5. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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    You sure can. Apple makes it so easy to move from machine to machine, upgrade OS or change drives. I haven't reinstalled anything in the six years I've been with Apple.
     
  6. Bear macrumors G3

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    As Hellhammer said, when you boot the new Mac, it will ask if you want to copy your data from a Time Machine backup. Do that.

    Do not try and boot into Recovery and do a full Time Machine restore from your old system's backup. It appears that the stock 10.8.4 won't run on the new Air.
     
  7. SpitUK thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, thanks guys, Sounds simple. I will be without a computer for a few days but at least I know I can get my stuff back on quickly.
     

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