Restoring to new rMBP (ML) from old MBP(Lion) TM backup

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by karansaraf, Mar 26, 2013.

  1. karansaraf macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    I'm buying a retina MBP (with ML obviously).

    I currently have a 2011 MBP with Lion and have TimeMachine backups from that.

    Can I backup all my files and folders/settings from my Lion TM backups to Mountain Lion or is that not possible (will it revert to Lion on the retina MBP)?
  2. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
  3. cal6n macrumors 68000


    Jul 25, 2004
    Gloucester, UK
    That shouldn't be a problem. IIRC, the migration assistant will walk you through it on first boot.
  4. karansaraf thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 18, 2010
    Thanks for the help!

    Will the migration assistant only backup my files/folders etc. or will it also restore all installed apps/programs I had as well?

    I'm guessing only files/folders and I will have to re-install apps?
  5. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    It will move everything including all your data and apps. Only issue is some apps, particularly MS and Adobe apps, will require you to reenter the registration serial numbers afterward... but the app will be there.

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