Before installing a new Harddrive in my new Mini....

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jt70, Mar 9, 2009.

  1. jt70 macrumors newbie

    Mar 9, 2009
    Hello. My new base mini, WD Scorpio harddrive, and Crucial ram should be arriving soon. Just had a question on the best steps to take to install the operating system back onto the new hard drive. Should I clone the original drive before replacing it? Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
  2. SydneyDev macrumors 6502

    Sep 15, 2008
    I am doing a similar thing in a few hours with my new Mini. I will just be doing a fresh install off the grey DVD. On a fresh machine, there will be nothing on the HD that not also on the DVD. Unless you ordered some apps preinstalled from Apple, which I didn't.

    Good luck!

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