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    Jul 18, 2011
    Copy iMac image to new Macbook Pro using Time Machine?
    I currently work on an iMac, using Time Machine via a Drobo external storage unit to backup everything. I'm getting a Macbook Pro (and keeping the iMac) so I can take my work home with me.

    I need to make my Macbook look like my iMac, in particular, I have Final Cut Studio installed and need to have that on the Macbook.

    Is there an easy way to use Time Machine to copy my iMac's image to my new machine?



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    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    Yes its called migration assistent and will typically launch when you first boot your new MacBook Pro

    Just make sure you have your Time Machine disk attached.
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    Jul 18, 2011
    Cool, thanks!

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    Victoria, BC
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    You'll probably need to re-authorize FCS but that's not a big deal.

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