Time Machine Backup + New Mac

randomguyishere

macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 24, 2010
126
2
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!
 

kylera

macrumors 65816
Dec 5, 2010
1,196
27
Seoul
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.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.