Help: Doing Hard Drive replacement! Question about OSX

Discussion in 'macOS' started by 88888888, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. 88888888 macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, so i backuped everything with time machine.
    I'm about to install my new 500gb drive. Do I still need my old snow leopard install disc to reinstall everything, or will the time machine be fine?
     
  2. macordiefool macrumors newbie

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    i believe you need a disc to get things started. I am sure I had to use one when I replaced mine. I will try to find the site that has clear instructions.
     
  3. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  4. macordiefool macrumors newbie

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    Try ifixit.com
    should have all the info you need.
     
  5. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    If you want to restore your original to the new drive, startup on you SL disc and choose "Restore from Time Machine Backup" from the utility menu. You'll end up with a clone if your old drive (less any files you excluded from TM, of course).
     
  6. Big Alsie macrumors member

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    another option you could try is using super duper to make a copy of your existing drive and then swap in the new drive and boot off the super duper drive and recopy everything over to the new drive.

    This is the method i used because i didnt have access to my SL discs.
     
  7. 88888888 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok, well here's the thing. I have a leopard disc with me right now, but my snow leopard disc is back at my college.
    My back up is through my snow leopard.

    Hmm...
     
  8. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    The Leopard disk should work fine. I'm not aware of any changes between 10.5 and 10.6 that would affect a Time Machine backup/restore.
     

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