Getting a new Macbook (again)

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by Primejimbo, Oct 16, 2008.

  1. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    So I am converting my wife to get a Mac, so she is getting my old one (only 3 months old) and I am getting the new Macbook :) So here are my questions..

    Since they are both Macbooks with the 160 gig hard drive, would I just be able to swap the hard drives with the old Macbook and new Macbook and since they are both OS X Leopard?

    If that can't be done can I use an USB cable to transfer from the old to the new?

    Now my current mac has my name on it all and I don't think it can be changed (In the finder under "Places" it has a spot w/ my name). So I am thinking the only way to fix this is to put the reinstall disk that came with the computer so it's like new?

    Any ideas or suggestions?

    I did find this about transferring from Mac to Mac.

  2. kurzz macrumors 6502


    May 18, 2007
    The new Macbooks actually have a slightly different build version of OS X. I wouldn't recommend you just swap the drives.

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