Hi everyone. I'm sorry if this is a repeat - I did a few searches and didn't find what I was looking for, not without going through hundreds of threads. I am planning on upgrading my MacBook Pro (Mid 2010 15" Core i5; Snow Leopard) hard drive with a new Western Digital 2.5" 750 GB 7200 RPM drive. I am simultaneously also installing new RAM (4 x 2 = 8 GB) I want everything (OS, apps, files) to be restored like normal. I currently back up using a USB external hard drive (500 GB) that is partitioned between a Time Machine and a normal storage drive. Can someone please confirm that this is the correct procedure? 1) Insert Snow Leopard DVD 2) Shut down (and wait a few minutes) 3) Replace RAM 4) Replace HDD 5) Connect Time Machine via USB 6) Turn on. MBP will boot from Snow Leopard DVD and take me to the Disk Utility/Restore screen (?) 7) Format/Partition the new 750 GB drive. 8) Select Time Machine partition to restore? 9) Let it go for a few hours Am I mixing up the steps or missing anything? I know that there are other methods out there (e.g. cloning) but I think I prefer this way for simplicity's sake. I want to make sure that I'm doing it right. Thank you so much!