Moving to a new Mac

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  1. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Moving to a new Mac.

    So I have a 320GB hard disk in my Macbook and I'm moving to a Macbook Pro today, but I'm buying one with a smaller hard disk. Can I just pop out my Macbook's hard disk and put it in my new unibody? Or do I have to format the disk and reinstall everything. I really don't want to have to take another couple hours moving all my files around, it'd be a lot easier to just pop in the new hard disk.


    Thanks for your help :)
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

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    Which version of OS X is on drive? 10.5.7 will carry over to a new machine.

    I'd take a look at the trackpad drivers though. In addition you might not be getting the special h.264 decoder for Quicktime.
     
  3. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Yeah, it's the most up to date OS. I was worried about drivers. I guess I'll just pick up a FireWire while at the apple store and I'll just have to do without my Windows partition for a while.
     
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    I imagine if the hardware is the same you shouldn't have a problem, but depending on how old your old Mac is there might be an issue or two.

    I'm curious, if you do just swap drives, then install OS X over the top of your previous install, will that "repair" missing drivers, etc.?
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy thread starter macrumors G3

    TuffLuffJimmy

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    Yes. If I use the disks that came with the new computer to install the OS.
     

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