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macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 24, 2010
I am getting ready to sell my mid-2010 13" MacBook Pro and purchase a new 13" MacBook Air.

Before I sell the Pro, I will make a time machine backup.
I will then sell the Pro and purchase the Air (note: I will not have both computers at the same time).

Will ALL of my documents, music, and APPLICATIONS (and their data) be there?
For example, I have Microsoft Office 2011 (did not buy from Mac App Store) on my MacBook Pro. I no longer have the box or serial codes for activation.
Is it possible to literally the transfer the application over onto the new Air through the Time Machine restore? Will I have to deal with any registration?

Thank you!


macrumors 65816
Dec 5, 2010
From my experience, when my iMac was taken for a day because of the hard drive, everything but the Boot Camp partition came back through Time Machine.

MS Office was also unaffected, if I recall correctly.

Just be sure to go into the Time Machine preferences and select the folders you want to back up.
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