Time Machine and new computer

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Sdevante, Apr 10, 2010.

  1. Sdevante macrumors 6502

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    If I sell my current macbook air and then use that money to go purchase a mac mini, can I use my external harddrive with my Time Machine backups on it to set up the mac mini exactly how my MBA was. I.e. no need to install any programs, etc. etc. etc.?

    Thanks (I tried searching but didn't see a direct answer).
     
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  3. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You get the option during the OS X setup to "Restore settings from a Time Machine Backup" or something along those lines.
     
  4. Sdevante thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks everyone... did some more searching and apparently it's called "Migration Assistant." :)
     

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