Gang here is my situation (please no Jersey Shore jokes).... I'm trying to drop a full iMac backup from Time Machine onto one of my older MBP. In other words I'm trying to completely restore my older MBP with a complete iMac backup. I've tried one complete restore and it looked like it was working (took about 8 hours running restore) but get nothing but gray screen "you need to restart your mac" kernel panics upon power down/reboot. Before I keep beating my head against the wall I'm hoping you fine ladies and gentlemen can tell me if this can be done successfully? Both machines are C2D intels. Both were upgraded to Snow Leopard. For what it's worth the first shot I took I simply migrated over what I thought I needed. This looked like it worked and appeared to be my iMac (same destkop, same app's) but I had the dreaded missing iTunes library. All my tunes and videos and iPhone info appeared in iTunes but nothing was actually there when I tried to play any music or sync. "Would you like to locate it?" Well HELL YES I WOULD LIKE TO LOCATE IT! /endshouting My iMac was the last gen C2D (3.06 Ghz C2D ati 4850. I put Snow Leopard on it myself & Leopard was the native OS upon purchase. My MBP is a late 2008 C2D with the 8600 GT. I also put Snow Leopard on it myself and if memory recalls correctly Tiger was the native OS when I bought it?[/I] TIA for any useful advice and suggestions.