Question about creating a virtual copy of my Macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by est1974, May 31, 2008.

  1. est1974 macrumors newbie

    May 31, 2008
    I want to create a virtual copy of my macbook pro. then i want to restore to factory defaults and than be able to have my macbook as it is now.

    A. is it possible to do this?
    b. Is it easy to do?
    c. Can someone help/provide instructions?

    thank you VERY much to anyone who can help

  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA

    What you are talking about is a clone of your MBP.

    You will need the following:
    1. An external drive with firewire ports formatted with the GUID partition map.
    2. A firewire cable
    3. Carbon Copy Cloner (download it, it is free)

    First connect the external drive to your Mac and format as I indicated above.

    Next make a clone of it using CCC (above)

    Now do an erase and install of Leopard (or Software Restore from the original DVDs that came with your Mac) on your MBP. Upon reboot, it will ask you if you want to migrate your data. Answer yes and select all of the options.

    I'm not sure what you mean by factory defaults. Factory defaults are what came with your MBP already installed unless you deleted something.

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