Time Machine On Macbook ???

musicmad2000

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Hi

I'm replacing an internal 5400 RPM Drive for a 7200 RPM Drive, instead of making a fresh install with OS X Leopard on the new Drive, is it possible to use Time Machine to preserve all configured settings to preference without having to reset personal settings all over again by a fresh install ?

I have a WD 7200 RPM 1TB External Drive. Is it possible to back up all DATA to the external 7200 Drive using TM in "one DATA dump" then simply export all DATA back to the new 7200 internal Drive ?

Sorry never used TM before.


Macbook 5.1 OS X Leopard 10.5.
 

AcesHigh87

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Hi

I'm replacing an internal 5400 RPM Drive for a 7200 RPM Drive, instead of making a fresh install with OS X Leopard on the new Drive, is it possible to use Time Machine to preserve all configured settings to preference without having to reset personal settings all over again by a fresh install ?

I have a WD 7200 RPM 1TB External Drive. Is it possible to back up all DATA to the external 7200 Drive using TM in "one DATA dump" then simply export all DATA back to the new 7200 internal Drive ?

Sorry never used TM before.


Macbook 5.1 OS X Leopard 10.5.
It is. When you insert your SL disk to install it onto the new drive just select to transfer information from a Time Machine Backup. I don't recall the exact wording of the option but they are pretty self-explanatory.

As far as setting up TM, it basically does everything itself. Just plug in the external drive, open time machine and it will ask you if you want to set it up. Say yes and follow the instructions.
 
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musicmad2000

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When you insert your SL disk to install it onto the new drive just select to transfer information from a Time Machine Backup.

What's the first step.

1 Back up all personal DATA to external Drive using TM.

2 Install OS X on the new Drive.

3 Transfer all DATA from External drive to new Internal Drive ?
 
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