Mid 2006 / model number A1181 / black or white case / 1.83 or 2.0 GHz Intel Core Duo processor.

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will my time machine restart my computer

I purchased a new 7200 hard drive from you will i be able to start from my timeMachine

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Install the new hard drive, here's how: MacBook Core Duo Hard Drive Replacement

Then hook up your external drive with the time machine, start up from a installation disk by holding the "C" key down, install the system and then use the migration assistant to move all your stuff.

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It can be made bootable. Make a small partition on the Time Machine (TM) drive and clone a copy of your install DVD to it. The point here was to have faster access to the restore feature of TM, without the need to locate and boot from your install DVD. An even simpler method which does not necessitate the need to partition the TM drive.

Starting with a clean, newly-formatted TM drive, use Disk Utility and do a restore (source: Install DVD; Destination: TM drive). Once the restore has completed, you'll have a bootable TM drive which can be selected on startup by pressing and holding the Option key down. All that's left is to go into TM's preferences and select this drive for your TM backups.


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