I'm trying to restore my MacBook Pro from a Time Machine backup which has been made on El Capitan. After I wiped my MacBook it reinstalled the OS it came with when I bought it (Mavericks). But after I try to restore from my Time Machine backup, it won't work. After it's done it simply does not boot. What am I doing wrong?

Do I need to upgrade to El Capitan before I can restore successfully?

  • Have you tried resetting the NVRAM? support.apple.com/en-us/HT204063 – NoahL Sep 29 '16 at 22:10
  • @NoahL I didn't, I'm trying to restore a second time now, will do after. I'm wondering if I need to upgrade to El Capitan first to make the restore work? – supersize Sep 29 '16 at 22:14
  • unless I am mistaken, you shouldn't have to. I regularly use time machine backups to do downgrade restores (from 10.12 to 10.11.6 for example). So I'd assume you could go both ways (I am not positive that that's true). – NoahL Sep 29 '16 at 22:17
  • @NoahL good to know that it works at least downgrade wise. I need to see and wait, hopefully it works both ways. – supersize Sep 29 '16 at 22:19
  • @NoahL apple.stackexchange.com/questions/176990/… damn :( – supersize Sep 29 '16 at 22:34

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