Time Machine for new MacBook?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MitchellMck, Dec 1, 2011.

  1. MitchellMck macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm getting a new MacBook Pro next month and I'm planning on restoring it via my current Time Machine backup. But I've came across a few people that have said doing a Time Machine restore will effect the performance of my new Mac. Is this true and to what extent will this effect my New MacBook?

    Thanks!
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Personally I always reinstall the OS and apps when getting a new Mac. Back in the day prior to Lion, I was able to customize OSX's install and not select components I had no use for. Now that option is gone, and presumably the need to reinstall the OS. In any case I prefer starting off fresh with a new computer but that's just me
     
  3. MitchellMck thread starter macrumors member

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    Any idea how I would go about transferring the iTunes Library so it will still contain all the music, apps, podcasts etc ready to sync?
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

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    Unless you are having some sort of problem with your current system, it is a waste of time going through all the trouble of a fresh install. Just use Migration Assistant to bring everything over and be done with it. If after doing that you detect some specific problem you think can be solved by a fresh install, you can still go back and do it.
     
  5. MitchellMck thread starter macrumors member

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    Yeah think I'll do that and just restore it when I get it and as you said if I come across any problems it's always there to try again.
     

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