Selling my Mbp How to transfer stuff?

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  1. SchneiderMan macrumors G3

    SchneiderMan

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    Im selling my Mbp and getting the newest model but i need to know how do i transfer all my personal stuff including, iWeb site, apps and such? I won't have both Mbp's at once.
    Also would it be good to restore everything with the SL dvd?
    Thanks!
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    You can either use Carbon Copy Cloner to clone your hard drive onto an external, or use the new computer's restore disks to restore from a Time Machine backup. Both methods should be equally painless.
     
  3. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    What do you mean restore disks? I have a Time Machine back up so is Carbon Copy the same or does it actually copy everything like apps/setting?
    Thanks i'm just confused and worried that after i sell mine and buy a new one that all my stuff will get lost kinda
     
  4. Patrick J macrumors 65816

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    Carbon Copy does a clone of the harddrive. Time machine copies individual files.

    Either way, you will be fine.
     
  5. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Restore disks are the grey DVDs that come with all new Macs.
     
  6. SchneiderMan thread starter macrumors G3

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    Ok so what would be a better way to use a Time Machine back up or a Carbone Clone? Thanks :)
     
  7. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    I prefer to clone unless I'm planning to start fresh, but either way will work.
     
  8. jcyriac2305 macrumors newbie

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    I have dual boot with boot camp which has Windows 7 installed. If I backup form time machine will all these settings be restored or would it just be the mac stuff?
     
  9. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    No. Neither Time Machine nor Carbon Copy Cloner will restore your Windows partition. You'll have to use a Windows clone utility for that.
     

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