Getting a new laptop, how can I transfer everything over without reinstalling?

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  1. Ckar, Sep 2, 2014
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    Ckar macrumors member

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    I am getting another laptop, it is a older macbook pro, named laptop B, and I am currently using a macbook pro, named laptop A

    laptop A has a 256gb sata II SSD and I would like to use install that SSD in laptop B, that is OK, now can I not have to wipe the SSD and reinstall the OS and all my programs?

    Is that possible with Mavericks?
     
  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    You can simply move the SSD from the current Macbook to the new Macbook and everything will work without a problem.
     
  3. Ckar thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome. Does this work for a SSD that had Lion and I want move it to a laptop that can be upgraded to mavericks? I was planning to put the drive in, boot in the OS and run the software update to install Mavericsk.
     
  4. Intell macrumors P6

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    It will work as long at the target machine is able to boot from the source's hard drive's installed version of Mac OS X. Example, you cannot boot a 2011 Macbook Pro from a hard drive that has Leopard on it.
     

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