Best way to Install after installing new HD

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Reao, Feb 26, 2009.

  1. Reao macrumors member

    Feb 25, 2008
    Today I am installing a New WD 500GB Hard drive in my 2.16 core duo Macbook pro. I am trying to find the best way of installing osX. I have a Time Machine drive with back ups on it, but os X has ben acting kind of funny the past few days but i think it jest might be the HD witch is one of the reasons why i am getting the new one. Any input would be grate.
  2. Zyniker macrumors 6502

    Feb 14, 2008
    What exactly is the question?

    The 'best' way to install OS X is arguably the OS X Installation DVD (somewhat unsurprisingly). If you want to keep your data, just pop in the DVD then choose the correct options to restore from your Time Machine backups.

    Anyway, worst case scenario: your OS X install (and not the hard drive) is actually the cause of whatever problems you've been having and you wind up having to install a 'clean' copy. Just start the Time Machine restore before you go to sleep (they tend to take a while; of course, time to restore depends upon how much data you have).

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