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

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    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)

    Thanks
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    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

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    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

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

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