Restoring a backup in a used macbook pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by poweryn, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. poweryn macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2014

    I have bought a used macbook pro and I have a external hard disk drive with a backup from my previous macbook, both of them works on Yosemite. How can I transfer everything using Time Machine to this last macbook that I have got recently.
  2. ZBoater macrumors G3


    Jul 2, 2007
    Sunny Florida
    You don't need Time Machine. Just run Migration Assistant on your new MacBook while connected to the hard drive that has the backup. Tell MA that's where you want to transfer from.
  3. poweryn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2014
    Thanks for replying, well since I am new to this thing can you please tell me how to run this Migration Assistance on this used Macbook, and also I did not get that thing about MA!
  4. Agent-P macrumors 68030


    Dec 5, 2009
    The Tri-State Area
    If you're running OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) or 10.10 (Yosemite) on the used MacBook then follow this Apple support page explaining how to use Migration Assistant. It's a super easy process and it will copy your information from the hard drive your Time Machine backup is on. (make sure to scroll down to the section labeled "Migrate from a Time Machine backup or external drive")
  5. poweryn thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 16, 2014
    Done perfectly!

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