Help - New Hard Drive and Re-Install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by PTTurboe, Jun 26, 2011.

  1. PTTurboe macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010

    My MacBook Pro hard drive is failing. So, I have to re-install a new drive.

    I am running Mac OS X 10.5.8 with Parallels Desktop 4.0 (Build 4.0.3848) and Windows XP Pro on Boot Camp.

    I have 2 external hard drives where I have copies of Time Machine that are both current.

    And I have WinClone copies on my Mac side in My Documents.

    Additionally, I have a copy of "Copy of My Boot Camp.pvm"

    (Finally, I have all my data in Windows - Outlook, Quickbooks, Quicken, My Docs, etc. backed up too.)

    I am in Lima, Peru and there is a Premium Reseller I-Store. I am going to buy the drive (20 days under AppleCare to get a new drive to Peru! No way can I wait that long.)

    So, I am clueless on what to do after they put the new drive in!!!

    The guy at the store also said they could put Snow Leopard on the machine for me. Is that advisable before I restore everything?

    What about Parallels? Anything to back up or clone there??

    Basically, I am looking for the steps to get the new drive back to where it is now!

    I am willing to pay someone to walk me thru it. Either by email or Skype.

    My whole livelihood is on the machine!!

    Please advise.

    Thank you!

  2. PTTurboe thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2010
  3. BobbyDigital80 macrumors newbie

    Jul 20, 2011
    Transfering files from Mac onto external HD

    I'm running Mac OS 10 and Windows XP using parallels and I have a Seagate external hard drive that was working fine before I installed Windows XP. I must've somehow set the format of the external hard drive to "Windows NTFS". When I first bought the hard drive I formatted it to work on a Mac and I thought when I installed Windows XP that I had to format it to work on Windows too. I can open files on my external hard drive when I'm in MAC OS and I can transfer files from the hard drive onto the mac desktop, but I can't transfer files that are on my mac os onto the hard drive. I can only do that in windows. Can anyone help? Thanks a lot!
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Can this help?

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