Computer

For Online Computer Support, Ask a Computer Technician

Ask a Computer Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

Computer

I have a new macintosh pro laptop with a 10.10.1 system. I

Customer Question
have installed all of the...
I have a new macintosh pro laptop with a 10.10.1 system. I have installed all of the programs I need on it. I have to create a boot disk that will load all the programs onto my other macs. I am a teacher, so I have 39 more laptops to put all of the software
on. In the past I had a technician that made me a boot disk image that he put on an external hard drive for me. I would boot up on the external drive and then select the disk image with the operating system and all the programs I need to use to teach my students
for the coming year. He is no longer with us and no one knows how to do this including me. I would like to get exact instructions on how to do this and get it to work please.
Submitted: 2 years ago.Category: Computer
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Computer Question
Answered in 10 minutes by:
8/24/2015
Tech Support Specialist: Randy Computer Tech, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago
Randy Computer Tech
Randy Computer Tech, Computer Support Specialist
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 10,113
Experience: Computer Technician
Verified

There are many ways to clone a drive on Mac OS X, but none quite as simple and effective as Carbon Copy Cloner. The Carbon Copy Cloning will be best for waht you are doing, it has disk cloning utilities that will get the job done that you need.

Carbon Copy Cloner

Platform: Mac OS X
Price: $40
Download Page

  • Features>>>> Create an exact clone of any disk
  • Create a bootable backup of your Mac OS X boot drive
  • Easily migrate files from one disk to another
  • Supports block-level disk-to-disk clones (this basically means it copies everything faster, as file-to-file copy can take a bit longer)
  • After the first backup, you can sync changes to quickly update your backups
  • Archive old and deleted versions of files
  • Back up to a hard drive, network share, or disk image
  • Schedule backup tasks hourly, daily, weekly, or monthly
  • Configure backups to occur when you plug in the backup drive
  • Back up to another Mac on your network or somewhere else on the internet
  • Super-simple interface makes it easy to use
  • "Cloning coach" helps new users learn to make the right choices when cloning a drive
  • Disk image backups can be encrypted
  • Backups are compatible with Apple's Migration Assistant, so you can use a cloned drive to migrate to a new Mac
  • Please let me know if you need any other assistance.
    Please take a moment to rate my service positively.
    Thank you very much!
Ask Your Own Computer Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Hi Randy,
I have to say I am surprised that that is my answer from you for $58. I have already downloaded Carbon Copy. They suggest you try it for 30 days before you buy and it did not work. The files it gave were not a .dmg and it did not boot. I have also tried disk utility and I don't know enough to use it when it is asking about partitions. I expected a detailed answer like requested, like I paid for.Danna
Tech Support Specialist: Randy Computer Tech, Computer Support Specialist replied 2 years ago

okay, I will open the question back to our experts and see if they can help. Thank you for your patience.

Ask Your Own Computer Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
Thank-you, do you know when someone else will take it as I am sitting here waiting. I have to get this done tonight. Thanks, Danna
Tech Support Specialist: CompDoc, Information Systems Manager replied 2 years ago
CompDoc
CompDoc, Information Systems Manager
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 39
Experience: I have been in the computer industry for over 20 years. From a PC technician, to network administrator, and a Director.
Verified

If he did what I think he did you plyg the external drive into another MAC. When booting hold down "Option key". Pick the external drive. It should boot off the external drive.

  • Connect the external drive or device to the Mac
  • Reboot the Mac and after the startup chime hold down the OPTION key during boot until you see the boot selection menu
  • Click the external volume to boot from it

You will find that external drives typically are shown with an orange icon, with their interface printed on the icon itself. Similarly, CD’s and DVD’s are shown with a disc icon.

Ask Your Own Computer Question
Tech Support Specialist: CompDoc, Information Systems Manager replied 2 years ago

I checked on line and that is correct

  1. Connect the external drive or device to the Mac
  2. Reboot the Mac and after the startup chime hold down the OPTION key during boot until you see the boot selection menu
  3. Click the external volume to boot from it

After this steps, you will find that external drives typically are shown with an orange icon, with their interface printed on the icon itself. Similarly, CD’s and DVD’s are shown with a disc icon. In this screen shot example, the right-most orange boot drive is a USB flash disk.

This works for quite literally any boot volume, whether it’s an external USB drive of any sort, a Thunderbolt hard drive, boot DVD, CD, the Recovery partition, even in dual-boot environments with other versions of OS X, or a Linux or a Windows partition with Boot Camp, if it’s bootable and connected to the Mac it will be visible at this boot manager.

Though boot DVD’s and CD’s will be visible through the aforementioned boot manager, you can also start the Mac directly to DVD or a connected disc by holding down the “D” key during restart after you hear the chime. This is fairly uncommon these days, but it was the primary method of accessing recovery partitions before OS X became a download from the App Store, and before USB installer drives became more common.

Additionally, Macs with recovery partitions can be start directly into Recovery HD by holding down Command+R during system start.

Though recovery and discs can be booted with their own commands, it’s ultimately easier to just remember the Option key method since it is a single key and because it’s universal. The only exception is with target disk mode, which requires a different sequence to use.

Ask Your Own Computer Question
Tech Support Specialist: CompDoc, Information Systems Manager replied 2 years ago

Please test and let me know how it goes.

Ask Your Own Computer Question
Customer reply replied 2 years ago
My question is how do I make the boot disk? I know how to boot it. Carbon Copy did not work for whatever reason. Also, once I have made the boot disk, I would want to copy it so I can boot at least four laptops at a time so this will go faster. Do I just copy the disk and drag it onto another external drive to copy it or do I have to make a boot disk from scratch for each one?
Tech Support Specialist: CompDoc, Information Systems Manager replied 2 years ago

http://www.macworld.com/article/2367748/how-to-make-a-bootable-os-x-10-10-yosemite-install-drive.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60xm_rGRvo4

You would have to make each one. A jumpdrive is a faster installer than a cd. Web site #2

Ask Your Own Computer Question
Ask CompDoc Your Own Question
CompDoc
CompDoc
CompDoc, Information Systems Manager
Category: Computer
Satisfied Customers: 39
39 Satisfied Customers
Experience: I have been in the computer industry for over 20 years. From a PC technician, to network administrator, and a Director.

CompDoc is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

My Expert answered my question promptly and he resolved the issue totally. This is a great service. I am so glad I found it I will definitely use the service again if needed.

One Happy CustomerNew York

I am very happy with my very fast response. Eric is very knowledgeable in the subject area. Thank you!

RPAustin, TX

Hi John, Thank you for your expertise and, more important, for your kindness because they make me, almost, look forward to my next computer problem. After the next problem comes, I'll be delighted to correspond again with you. I'm told that I excel at programing. But system administration has never been one of my talents. So it's great to have an expert to rely on when the computer decides to stump me. God bless, Bill

Bill M.Schenectady, New York

The Expert answered my Mac question and was patient. He answered in a thorough and timely manner, keeping the response on a level that could understand. Thank you!

FrankCanada

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

This expert is wonderful. They truly know what they are talking about, and they actually care about you. They really helped put my nerves at ease. Thank you so much!!!!

AlexLos Angeles, CA

Thank you for all your help. It is nice to know that this service is here for people like myself, who need answers fast and are not sure who to consult.

GPHesperia, CA

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Andy

Andy

Computer Consultant

5,316 satisfied customers

11yr exp, Comp Engg, Internet expert, Web developer, SEO

Engineer John C.

Engineer John C.

Computer Science Engineer

3,228 satisfied customers

Computer Science Engineer with 10 years of experience in Computer Support, and Microsoft, A+ and Cisco certified

Ryan H.

Ryan H.

Computer Support Specialist

1,741 satisfied customers

A+ Certified Technician - 10 Years experience working with all types of computer systems.

Jane Lefler

Jane Lefler

Sr Prog Analyst / Technician

2 satisfied customers

Computer Programmer / Technician/ Consultant 16+ years

Frederick S.

Frederick S.

Computer Specialist

7,241 satisfied customers

Computer technician and founder of a home PC repair company.

lifesaver

lifesaver

Computer Software Engineer

4,288 satisfied customers

Engineering degree in Computer science,Microsoft Certified Professional.JA computer expert.

Sudipto

Sudipto

Hardware Engineer

4,167 satisfied customers

Certificate Course In Computer Maintenance

< Previous | Next >

Related Computer Questions
I can't get into my Emails-password not accepted even though
I can't get into my Emails-password ***** accepted even though I said to … read more
Kamil Anwar
Kamil Anwar
IT Consultant / Systems Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
434 satisfied customers
It won't connect with the internet. I get a stop code:
It won't connect with the internet. I get a stop code: inaccessible boot device message. … read more
David L.
David L.
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
6 satisfied customers
Gateway GT5682. A little ancient......usb ports not working.
Gateway GT5682. A little ancient......usb ports not working. Keyboard is a ps/2 plug in. So keyboard works. … read more
Russell H.
Russell H.
computer technology consultant
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
781 satisfied customers
Nothing...want to cancel my SKYPE contract and phone# Have
nothing...want to cancel my SKYPE contract and phone# … read more
ChrisC
ChrisC
PC Technician
Associate Degree
660 satisfied customers
I purchased Office 365 yesterday from a Staples outlet but I
My name is ***** ***** I purchased Office 365 yesterday from a Staples outlet but I cant seem to get it to load. I have the 5 user edition … read more
Kamil Anwar
Kamil Anwar
IT Consultant / Systems Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
434 satisfied customers
I bought Microsoft Office 365 at WalMart the same day I
I bought Microsoft Office 365 at WalMart the same day I bought a Lenovo computer. The computer has had a catastrophic failure and the only thing I have is the Product Key. What do I need to do to get … read more
Kamil Anwar
Kamil Anwar
IT Consultant / Systems Engineer
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
434 satisfied customers
I have a Kodak Easyshare DX6340 that works perfectly. I
Hi! I have a Kodak Easyshare DX6340 that works perfectly. I upgraded to Windows 10 and find the camera is not compatible. Outside of getting a new camera, is there any way to make it work? Thanks! … read more
Viet - Computer Tech
Viet - Computer Tech
Computer Technican
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
953 satisfied customers
I have the required (or newer) versions of Chrome, Firefox
I have the required (or newer) versions of Chrome, Firefox and Safari but can't stream a prime tv series … read more
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
40 satisfied customers
Microsoft called and said do not uses my computer,and have
Microsoft called and said do not uses my computer,and have someone look into the problem … read more
Michelle
Michelle
Manager operations
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,275 satisfied customers
Why am I banned from my ps4. Do u need the new amex number I
why am I banned from my ps4. Do u need the new amex number I just got … read more
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
40 satisfied customers
My keyboard locked up. i cannot get it going again. i was
hi. my keyboard locked up. i cannot get it going again. i was stupid. i thought tweakbit was microsoft. the keyboard stopped working after i downloaded some clean up programs. … read more
Sheri
Sheri
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
105 satisfied customers
I mistakenly deleted Word from my PC. I cannot restore it
I mistakenly deleted Word from my PC. I cannot restore it from the Recycle Bin. … read more
Jason Jones
Jason Jones
AAS Information Technology
6,320 satisfied customers
How can i switch back to my old format, hp not sure on the
just tonight. it told me to click a icon at the top right but nothing happened … read more
Viet - Computer Tech
Viet - Computer Tech
Computer Technican
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
953 satisfied customers
I have a lawyer client who has a Bluray disc / audio
I have a lawyer client who has a Bluray disc / audio interview for a trial. It will not play on his computer. Do I need to purchase a bluray player for computer? I did load VLC bluray but would not pl… read more
Michael Hannigan
Michael Hannigan
Bachelor\u0027s Program
239 satisfied customers
Can't finish typing email when following message comes up on
can't finish typing email when following message comes up on screen Sorry, something unexpected happned and winfows Live Mail must close. Your most recent changes may not be saved … read more
Michelle
Michelle
Manager operations
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,275 satisfied customers
Friday night i fell for a tech support scam from a group
friday night i fell for a tech support scam from a group called mwsupport. I gave them control of my computer for a time and they installed some icons on my desktop including ATF-Cleaner. I paid some … read more
Michelle
Michelle
Manager operations
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
1,275 satisfied customers
My charity has received approval from MS for the donation of
My charity has received approval from MS for the donation of 3 Windows 10 licenses and three MS Office licenses and have paid MS for the discounted prices. In attempting to download the software, I ha… read more
Mike Taylor
Mike Taylor
40 satisfied customers
I have a new Lenovo laptop forgot the password. I cannot
I have a new Lenovo laptop forgot the password. I cannot have access to it … read more
Byron
Byron
IT Support Specialist
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
410 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x