Selling my Macbook pro Help needed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WindowsTraitor, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. WindowsTraitor macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I decided to sell my macbook pro. I would some advise on the following:

    1- Around May, I will be buying a new mac. I am not sure if I will go with the imac 27" or the new 17"(if they come up with a new one.) At the moment I use Time Machine together with a 1TB WD external drive.

    Question 1- Will I be able to restore what i have in the time machine to the new computer. Do I need to reinstall programs like Photoshop etc? Can I just make an image of what I currently have and then just transfer it in the new machine?

    Question 2- I have a bootcamp partion for Vista 64bit. I used winclone in the past to increase the partition size. Will I be able to use winclone to copy that same partition to the new computer. I have OEM version of Vista.

    Question 3- What is the best way to completely erase the HDD?

    Question 4- How will I live without my macbook pro for 5 months :)?(I answer that myself)

    Thank you for your help.
     
  2. tekksan macrumors regular

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  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Oh?
     
  4. WindowsTraitor thread starter macrumors regular

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    It talks about files. Can you also restore the installed programs? has anyone done?

    Thank you.
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, installed apps, too.

     
  6. HaroldC macrumors regular

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    Restoring from a TM backup restores the entire contents of the original HD, down to the settings and preferences.
     

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