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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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for copying existing mac?

I bought an SSD for my mac, Can you give me a tip how can I transfer or Install new OSX to that SSD?

Because apple did not gave me any os x cd for reinstalling. How am I going to reinstall it to the SSD any help?
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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I bought an SSD for my mac, Can you give me a tip how can I transfer or Install new OSX to that SSD?

Because apple did not gave me any os x cd for reinstalling. How am I going to reinstall it to the SSD any help?
Either you clone your drive, or you reinstall the OS via internet recovery (using cmd-r on boot)

Either requires you have an external enclosure for the SSD.
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 02:33 PM   #3
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No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

OS X: About OS X Recovery

If you want to make a bootable installation medium, you can follow these steps:
Lion DiskMaker

Create bootable installation medium for Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Create bootable installation medium for OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
As for copying the HDD to the SSD, use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper! for that and format the SSD appropriately:
How to format a new SSD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto)
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Old Dec 5, 2012, 11:03 PM   #4
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No Mac coming with Mac OS X 10.7 Lion or OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion has physical restore media included.

OS X: About OS X Recovery
OS X Recovery Disk Assistant


As for copying the HDD to the SSD, use CarbonCopyCloner or SuperDuper! for that and format the SSD appropriately:
How to format a new SSD to install Mac OS X onto (or make a bootable copy onto)
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which means I can't install a clean OSX to new SSD without any CD. I can only copy my existing max os x with the OS X Recovery disk to the ssd I believe.
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which means I can't install a clean OSX to new SSD without any CD. I can only copy my existing max os x with the OS X Recovery disk to the ssd I believe.
I think you don't get the point, install the SSD and start up in recovery, from there you can install OS X on it, no need for a CD/DVD.
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Thank you,

which means I can't install a clean OSX to new SSD without any CD. I can only copy my existing max os x with the OS X Recovery disk to the ssd I believe.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4718?v...S&locale=en_US

Your computer has the ability to download and install OSX to a blank hard drive. Just read through my link or one of the others provided by simsaladimbamba.

As for restoring your applications and settings, you can use a time machine backup for that, if you have one.
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