03-15-2013, 12:52 AM
Hope someone out there is able to offer advice for my challenge.
My 2011 Macbook Pro is very sick. At the moment I am only able to operate it in safe mode and even then it crashes. It is under warranty and will be returned to Apple in a couple of weeks time. Reason for such a lengthy delay is I live very remotely, over 2900km from the Australian mainland on an island!
I have since purchased a refurbished Macbook Pro (arriving next week, hopefully). It has Mountain Lion. And here lies my challenge... my "sick" Macbook has Snow Leopard!!
I have been backing up ie Time Machine to my external drive - I can still manage that most of the time... My question is:
Am I going to be able to use Snow Leopard Time Machine to bring everything across to the "new" macbook running Mountain Lion?
If it is possible, I'd really appreciate the "how to do" in as simple non-technical terms as possible.... I am not really good with these kind of things.
At this stage it is totally out of the question to upgrade the "sick" mac to Mountain Lion, although I have purchased the upgrade from Mac. One of the reasons is the 4gb size and we don't have that amount even allocated to us each month.. It will have to be upgraded at the Apple store in Perth.
Thanks in advance. I'm in a real bind with this -