Retina Macbook Pro Yosemite Pre-Installed to Mavericks

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If I order a mid-2014 Retina MacBook Pro from the apple store, and customize it with 1TB SSD and 16GB RAM, it will most likely come pre-installed with Yosemite.

I have another mid-2014 MacBook Pro, purchased with Mavericks pre-installed, which I used to make a Time Machine backup.

Question - Can I use the above mentioned Time Machine backup and restore it onto my MacBook that came pre-installed with Yosemite? I'd likely have to wipe all partitions and start from scratch.

I've heard that you can't install/boot from older versions of OS X than came pre-installed on your MacBook Pro. Is this correct and/or is there a workaround?
 

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Question - Can I use the above mentioned Time Machine backup and restore it onto my MacBook that came pre-installed with Yosemite? I'd likely have to wipe all partitions and start from scratch.

No, other than data, documents, settings, and your account, you can not install Mavericks on a new MacBook Pro that comes pre-installed with Yosemite.

I've heard that you can't install/boot from older versions of OS X than came pre-installed on your MacBook Pro. Is this correct and/or is there a workaround?

You heard correctly. No work around that I know of.
 
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Many thanks. Looks like I'll have to find a mid-2014 MacBook Pro that still comes with Mavericks.
 

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