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arnoz 05-06-2007 05:23 AM

Import clone image on new hard drive after repair

I had to send my laptop for repair a few days ago and just received an e-mail saying that, due to a hard drive problem, they will change it and so i'll get a fresh copy of OS X on the new one. Hopefully i made a complete clone image before sending it but i'm wondering how i will import this clone image on the new hard drive...
At the moment i'm on an old PC so i can't read the manual of SuperDuper. Do you have any PDF versions so that i could read it before receiving my laptop back? I really liked to import my old hard drive image to the new one the most easy and fast way possible as i'm a student and i'm in exams, so when i'll get my laptop back i don't want to spend 3 days to reinstall everything.
I looked on the forums and the website but there doesn't seem to be a PDF version of the manual. Don't hesitate to just give me a link (if existing) rather than explaining the whole process.


PS: Maybe the process is really easy and universal for every type of clone image using Disk Utility (i suppose) but i'm a switcher so i never did that before, sorry!

dnanian 05-06-2007 09:59 AM

There's a PDF version of the User's Guide on the SuperDuper! page about 3/4 of the way down the right hand side.

But, the easiest thing to do is going to be to start the clean OS. When it prompts you to "migrate information from an old Mac", assuming you've written your backup directly to a drive and not to an image, point it at the backup. The Migration Assistant will do the rest.

arnoz 05-08-2007 05:35 AM

D'oh! I'm sorry, I didn't see it.
Anyway, my backup is not an image I think. It's a perfect clone as i could boot from the external drive yesterday to take some files. So when I'll choose the "migrate" option it will take everything and copy it to the new install, applications and documents and preferences? Is it safe to do that, I mean i won't get any bugs after it?

Thanks a bunch!

dnanian 05-08-2007 08:11 AM

Should be fine.

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