Time Machine On Macbook ???

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by musicmad2000, Jun 4, 2012.

  1. musicmad2000 macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012

    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.
  2. AcesHigh87 macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2009
    New Brunswick, Canada
    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.
  3. musicmad2000, Jun 5, 2012
    Last edited: Jun 5, 2012

    musicmad2000 thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 15, 2012

    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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