Installing ssd + old hdd instead of dvd- osx install question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by andersa, Jan 23, 2015.

  1. andersa macrumors newbie

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    Hi

    I just bought a Samsung 850 ssd drive, I will replace it with my main hdd drive, but install the old hdd instead of the dvd drive.

    The ssd is only 250 gb and the old hdd was 1tb. I would like to do a clean install of osx on the ssd, and keep the files that I have on the hdd. Is it possible to just delete osx from the old hdd but keep all files without messing things up? I mean, could I just delete everything, except all my personal files and work. So I would be deleting system files etc.

    I tried googling the web and the forums here, but could find an answer.

    Best regards
    Anders
     
  2. Altemose macrumors G3

    Altemose

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    Elkton, Maryland
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    There is no way to remove OS X off the hard drive while keeping the files intact short of cloning the hard drive to an external, wiping the drive, and manually recopying the data back onto the drive.
     

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