Can I transfer HD from old laptop to new one?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by BlueSkyBlueWind, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. BlueSkyBlueWind macrumors newbie

    Apr 10, 2009
    I have 2008 MBP and am thinking about getting 2011 MBP.

    The current one has SDD in it (with OS X and Win7 via Bootcamp), and I was wondering if I could simply swap it into the new laptop?

    I am guessing I will have to install new drivers and all, but will there be any problem? I want to save the trouble of backing up everything then format, re-install applications, boot camp then restore the data.
  2. old-wiz macrumors G3

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The OSx portion may or may not have problems; there are some hardware differences. The bootcamp partition may need re-authorization since it's a different machine and Microsoft's hardware checking will complain.
    There are some other threads on the forum about transplanting.

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