Macbook Pro HD Installation

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by zoooooooooom, Jun 7, 2008.

  1. zoooooooooom macrumors newbie

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    Wondering if this is possible.

    I want to install a larger HD in My macbook pro.

    But I don't want to have much downtime. Can I buy a new drive, put it in an external enclosure, install the os and all the software onto the external drive. Then when everything is done "simply" pop the new HD in?

    I have super duper, but I would rather do a fresh install on the new drive.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. ert3 macrumors 6502a

    ert3

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    it would be much beter to back up to an external drive then make the switch.

    PLease note that this action may void your warranty.
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Back up your documents, install the new drive, install OS X like you would, and put the documents back on.

    If you break it while installing.
     
  4. zoooooooooom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not sure you get what I want to do.

    I want to install all of the software and OS onto the new drive externally at my leisure. Then when it is all ready I can do the installation of the drive. This is to minimize the downtime. I have a lot of stuff to install.

    Cheers.


    Also, warranty is over.
     
  5. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Okay; make sure you install it on the external drive plugged into the computer you plan to use it on.
     
  6. zoooooooooom thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Sounds good.

    Ya, I thought this was possible.

    Thanks!!
     

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