Moved my old HD to new MBP - it works!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by snowboarder, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. snowboarder macrumors 6502

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    I wasn't expecting that to be honest. I just got the new MBP today
    (15" 2.3GHz i7, Lion) and simply installed my SSD taken from the old 15",
    a couple of generations old, Core 2 Duo in it.
    Powered up and ... everything works. Absolutely everything, most
    software don't even require reinputing the serials.
    To be sure I did re-run the 10.6.8 update to clean up all the drivers
    and removed all my cashes. It's completely flawless and as fast as before.
     
  2. lifeinhd macrumors 65816

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    Yup, couldn't do that on a PC. I once took the hard drive out of an old Mac Mini and put it in an iMac (which typically uses 3.5" drives). Worked like a charm.
     
  3. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    Did the same moving from a Macbook to a MBP, worked great!
     
  4. Minhthien macrumors 6502

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    Try to reboot if you see it turn into different colors screen?
     
  5. snowboarder thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Just one more thing to do - repair your permissions, it cleaned up
    nicely everything and now it really is amazingly fast to boot and everything...
     

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