Time Machine restore

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by TopHatPlus, Aug 10, 2010.

  1. TopHatPlus macrumors 6502

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    So my hard drive broke suddenly, i had everything backed up about 2 hours before it happened, and i did not have my time machine disk to restore it when i installed osx 10.6, how do i do it now i clicked enter other time machines but it won't let me restore it??

    should i reformat it again and try it again with the external disk if so how do i do that?? and if not then how do i do that?

    (ibought an open box macbook when i bought it so i do not have the restore disks)
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    just boot from the 10.6 install disk, then select restore from external disk, and select the time machine, and the computer will do the rest
     
  3. TopHatPlus thread starter macrumors 6502

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    i remembered on the install it said you can use migration assistant to do the same thing >_<
     

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