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OS 10.5 - Time Machine restore to another computer?


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My Mac Mini died last night. I have everything backed up to an external drive through Time Machine. Is it possible to restore the data to another computer that is not a Mac Mini? .....for example, to my new iMac? .....or does the Time Machine restore has to be to the same computer with a new drive?

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You can restore it to any Mac running Leopard!

On your new imac:

- Insert your Mac OS X Install disk, and double-click the Install Mac OS X icon.
- In the Installer, choose Utilities > Restore System from Backup.
- In the Restore Your System dialog, click Continue.
- Select your Time Machine backup volume.
- Select the Time Machine backup you want to restore.
- Follow the onscreen instructions.

I did this with a 160 GB Time Machine and it took about 6 hours.
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Awesome! I was worried it was going to screw up some drivers or something. Thanks!
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some computers wont accept OEM apple leopard discs from others, ex:

you cannot use the mini discs on a imac, it will say "cannot install 10.5 on this mac...blah blah blah"

im not sure if itll still let you do a restore with the discs, but better make sure before you make permanent plans.

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i have the retail disc
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