Late 2009 MBP 15" HD Swap

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by blaake, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. blaake macrumors regular

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    Hello everyone, my girlfriend has a late 2009 Macbook Pro 15" with Mac os 10.6.8. She bought a new Samsung SSD. I installed it in her Macbook and put the her old HD in an enclosure. I can boot the machine via her old HD though usb. She does not have the os disk that originally came with her machine. What do i need to do in order to install the os on it? I know with never machines you can use internet recovery, but thats not an option in her case. I already partitioned her new SSD.

    Any guidance is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. niteflyr macrumors 6502a

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    Clone the old drive to the new. In Disk Utility, use restore, from the old drive to the new.
     
  3. blaake thread starter macrumors regular

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    she does not want all of her old files on it. can i select which files i want and not the whole hd?
     

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