Deauthorize mac before installing SSD?

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  1. melapple macrumors regular

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    Planning to swap my macbook HDD with a new SSD.
    Should I deauthorize my machine before installing the SSD?
     
  2. lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    No, just carbon copy the existing drive to the ssd and your back where you left off.
     
  3. melapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's that i would like to clean install Yosemite on the new SSD and only copy select files from the old HDD. Does this make a difference?
     
  4. lavrishevo, Mar 19, 2015
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    lavrishevo macrumors 68000

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    Clean install is usually highly overrated. Especially with Yosemite. If you not having problems with your current OS then just carbon copy it and swap drive. Enabling trim for 3rd party helps a lot too. Personally, I would get the Samsung 550 Evo or pro. I have the 840 pro and it has been a great drive.
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    You don't need carbon copy you can cloan your hdd to ssd with disk utility
     
  6. webs1 macrumors member

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    Do you mean from the iTunes Store? If so, I don't think it is necessary. I don't think iTunes ties itself to the hard drive, I believe it ties itself the the computer itself, possibly the serial number or something else. If you want to be overly cautious, I don't think any harm will come by deauthorizing and then reauthorizing.
     
  7. melapple thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for your input
     

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