how to install a new HD/Transfer files?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by bc008, Apr 27, 2008.

  1. bc008 macrumors 68000

    bc008

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    i pretty much know how to install a new hd, but im not sure. how do i transfer my OS and files to the new one? i was going to get a MBP, but ive decided to keep my current machine.
     
  2. ReBeLaCe macrumors newbie

    ReBeLaCe

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    buy an external case and plug the new drive in it then use disk utility to do a restore (an exact copy of your current drive) and then install the new drive and boot er up. or you can put the new drive in install the os hook up the old drive in a case and do a migration assistant.
     
  3. krye macrumors 68000

    krye

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  4. wesg macrumors regular

    wesg

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    Nice post, krye!

    CCC (or SuperDuper!) really is the best way to do that. With the external case and a new drive, you can be up and running again in no time.
     

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