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Hi All,

I'm about to buy one of the new Macbook Pros to go with my iMac. I've been using Time Machine to back up the iMac and I'd like to simply do a restore from the latest backup onto the new laptop.

My question is: how can I do this while still preserving the new implementation of OS X that comes with the Macbook? Seems as though I'll need to restore the individual files & apps, rather than doing a complete system restore. Kind of a pain in the neck if true.

Have I got this right, or am I missing something obvious here?

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When you get the new MBP, in the setup screen, use the Migration Assistant. From there choose Time Machine backup. Specify the date and time, and restore. *Should* work.

Or, do a backup of your user files using SuperDuper (review should be in my siggy), and then restore them.

Congrats on your future purchase of the MBP btw
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