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iMac - Cannot restore from backup with new hard drive?

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I have just swapped my hard drive on my 17" IMac for a Hitachi Deskstar P7K500 320GB SATA hard drive. I have rebooted using the OS X disk and then erased and partitioned the drive.

However, the problems start when I try to then 'restore from backup' and nothing happens? I don't get the 'select a backup source' option, nothing!

If any one can help it would be really appreciated.


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Do you have pulled disk in an enclosure or another computer. You should be able to migrate during os install.
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