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03-01-2008, 09:35 PM
New to Mac and SD, I purchased SD and registered about 1 month ago. I ran several backups(full erase). When SD boots from the backup at the end, how do you get Mac to boot using its own hard drive. Do i need to do a shutdown and reboot or do a shutdown and reboot with option key. Can I just log out and back in. What is the proper procedure.

Question #2 -I just purchased a second Imac and I'll be giving my wife the older one. Using SD how do I recreate my setup on the new machine. How do I get the SD backup booted on the new machine. Then how do I erase the old machine so my wife can start from scratch. Hope my questions were clear, Thanks in Advance.

03-01-2008, 09:51 PM
#1: choose the proper startup drive in the Startup Disk Preference Pane in System Preferences.

#2: use the Migration Assistant, which will appear during the first startup of the new Mac (it'll ask if you want to copy from another Mac). You can point that either at the SD! copy or at the original Mac.