Time Machine Backup + New Mac

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

  1. randomguyishere macrumors regular

    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!
  2. randomguyishere thread starter macrumors regular

    Jul 24, 2010
  3. kylera 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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