Restore with Time Machine?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Dwhite78, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. Dwhite78 macrumors regular

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    Hi Folks,

    I got my rMBP the other day, and I'd like to take the time machine backup that I have from my old macbook air to my new macbook pro. Is this a bad idea? Does it just copy my files back, or does it try to also overwrite system files and stuff that might slow down the computer somehow?
     
  2. Thetics macrumors regular

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  3. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Time Machine restore only restores user files and prefs. No system files are transferred...so you can restore any mac to any mac without any problems.
     
  4. Dwhite78 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Excellent, thanks a bunch!
     
  5. gentlefury macrumors 68030

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    Another cool thing to note...if you take a drive out of a mac you can plug it in to another mac and boot off it...regardless of the original mac it was in...everything works perfectly.
     

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