Time Machine Backup + New Mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by randomguyishere, Jun 12, 2012.

  1. randomguyishere macrumors regular

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    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!
     
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  3. kylera macrumors 65816

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    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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