Re-Installing After 27 inch I-Mac Replacement

Discussion in 'iMac' started by bikejack, Jan 10, 2010.

  1. bikejack macrumors newbie

    Nov 20, 2009
    I am returning my 27 inch I-Mac and getting a replacement (gurgling HD). I noticed some other forum members have done the same and some multiple times. I was curious once receiving the new unit how does one go about re-installing easily bookmarks, addresses and downloaded applications. In other words can one use time machine via external harddrive info from the old machine or does one use migration assistant? What is best approach???

    I updated from dual core to quad core for the replacement. I felt it was worth the extra dollars to future proof my machine for future applications. I could not justify the added expense for the reported quieter 2 TB HD and decided to take my chances with the I TB again.

    Thanks for any responses.
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You can choose to restore settings from a TM backup during the setup process.
  3. tigereat macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2009

    You did the same thing as me. But I upgraded from 21.5 3.33ghz into 27 i7 only paying $500 more. :)
  4. Travisimo macrumors 6502a

    Dec 22, 2009
    The best and easiest option (other than Time Machine) would be to have both computers available and do the Migration Assistant. I don't know if you are taking the broken on to a store, or are you shipping it? If you take it to an Apple store, perhaps they will let you do the migration there? Or maybe you can give them your CC number to "hold" the new one while you do the migration at home (advanced replacement, essentially).

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