Hi; I have a Macbook Pro Late 2008 Unibody 2.4Ghz 240GB SATA HDD with 8GB Ram and Firmware Upgrade. I just got a shiny new Crucial MX100 500GB SSD Drive and befor I install it I just need a little advice or confirmation on the best recommended method to do this. When I bought the Mac it came with Leopard I think and when Mavericks was released I upgraded to Snow Leopard (to get access to the App Store) and then installed Mavericks. I seem to recall that I did these as an upgrade and not as a clean install. I am about to replace the old SATA II HDD with an SSD Drive and am not sure about a clean install or a simple clone and transfer? I have looked at a couple of videos about installing the SSD into an external enclosure and cloning the old drive onto the new one before swapping them out but as I have never done a clean install for a while I don't want to carry across any junk, adversely however I do not want to lose my iphoto library amongst other things, iTunes I could rebuild at a push. I backup regularly with Time Machine and I have just installed a Trial Version of CCC. I have read about doing a recovery install here that I think may be my preferred option. Will this do a clean install of the Operating System on my cloned drive? I also have a Boot Camp partition with Windows XP, I would like to carry on with Boot Camp but TBH I may opt for a Windows 7 version. I guess to keep the Boot Camp version when if I used CCC I'll need to re format my SSD Drive using Disk Utilities and Partition the Drive 1 x HSF Journalled and 1 x NTFS)? How big should I make the Win 7 partition?