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    Dec 08, 2011
    Time Machine Backups - newbie
    Hi everyone!

    I have a question about Time Machine backups on my MBP 4,1 early 2008 machine.

    I have Time Machine all set up and its doing regular backups to my 640GB Seagate portable GoFlex HDD.

    I believe my OEM 200GB Fujitsu HDD is going bad and would like to know how to recover everything from the backups. It is just a matter of time before the stock HDD fails and it is already making strange noises.

    Thanks for your response!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    Swap out the Fujitsu for a new hard drive and use your Time Machine backup to restore:

    Install the new hard drive, boot the MBP with your install DVD, format the new hard drive, install OS X. After OS X is installed, attach your TM backup drive and do a full restore.

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