Can I move a MBP hard drive to an iMac, without reinstalling OSX?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by ehlive, Mar 23, 2010.

  1. ehlive macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Hi, I am planning to move my SSD drive from my MBP into an iMac.

    If i do this, will it boot, or will I need to format and reinstall everything?

    (i understand its a 2.5" drive, that isn't an issue I have a caddy)

  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    It will boot, but you should run updates after the first boot, so you get all the right drivers.
  3. ehlive thread starter macrumors newbie

    Mar 23, 2010
    Thanks - so I did it but it doesn't boot, just hangs on the apple logo/grey screen on boot up.

    Anyway to try and fix this or should I just boot from the disc and format the drive? Cheers
  4. mystikjoe macrumors regular

    Jan 29, 2010
    format i tried from my 17" mbp to my 27" imac it didn't work then either!

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