Reformatting hardrive from time machine backup

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Tyrantking, Feb 11, 2010.

  1. Tyrantking macrumors newbie

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    HELP with new hardrive setup
    So I just installed new memory and a larger hardrive on my wife's macbook. We have the old hardrive and an external where we backed up to with Time Machine. So I went and did the hardware installs and no problems but I received some miss information on the web and didn't realize that I just need to boot from the external. So I put in the OS disc and couldn't get it out without going through the process of installing OSX on the new hardrive. So now I have a like new macbook but without the stuff on it from the old drive.

    1 How do I erase and reformat the new hardrive so i can start from scratch with the time machine backup from the external drive.

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

    spinnerlys

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    You don't need to erase the newly installed OS, just go to Applications / Utilities / Migration Assistant and connect your Time Machine HDD and choose what you want to restore - applications and user data (your account(s) - home folder).

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    Read the following for further information: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3322 .
     

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