HD Replacement

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bluedogz, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. bluedogz macrumors newbie

    Aug 21, 2010
    Havre de Grace, MD
    Good evening all-

    Found some excellent advice here about replacing my too-full HD on my MacBook 13". However, there's one gap I haven't been able to fill:

    The mechanical procedure for swapping the hard drive is no big deal. If I can handle RAM, I can handle the HD.

    Before shutting down prior to installation of the new drive, I think I would want to have the Snow Leopard install disc in the drive. Yes?

    However, once the new drive is installed, I THINK the procedure would be:

    1) boot from CD by holding down "C" at startup.
    2) Plug old HD into toaster.
    3) Run Migration Assistant from CD to import old drive onto the new one.
    4) Enjoy my new storage space.

    Will Migration Assistant import partitions as well? Or do I need to run Boot Camp again?

    Thanks everyone!
  2. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    Migration Assistant will not restore partitions or even Windows.

    To make a backup of Windows use Winclone and to create a new partition, use either Boot Camp or Disc Utility and use Winclone to copy all the Windows data back to that new partition.

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