I have an early 08 Mac Pro. It seems to be slowing down and I wanted to install a SSD. I'm trying to do a clean install of mavericks and have run into some problems. Basically, the installer quits before the restart with a generic message about there being an error. I've tried installing onto another HDD, and off a boot USB drive. No luck. Not sure what's happening, but I'm hitting a dead end. Would this work instead? 1. Borrow friends MacBook Air 2. Using my USB boot/install drive, install Mavericks onto an external drive (or USB) 3. Connect external drive to my Mac Pro 4. Copy contents of external drive over to my SSD 5. Use migration assistant to bring over whatever I want from my original startup drive 6. Set SSD as boot disk Seems like it should work, assuming mavericks install for one computer is the same as another. Any thoughts?