Moving whole OS X Install from one MBP to another - Video problems

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Don.Key, Aug 15, 2007.

  1. Don.Key macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2005

    I am a bit in trouble here. I have recently purchased a previous generation 17" MBP (2.33Ghz one) to replace the newer SR bases 2.2 Ghz Laptop.

    I would love to just migrate my OSX install to the 17" MBP with all apps and settings but this does not seem to work, I use CCC to make a clone onto external HDD then boot 17" from this clone, it works but screen is all garbled, I cannot see much.

    My guess is that OSX still tries to use wrong video drivers, is there any clean way to force usage of proper X1600 drivers?

  2. netdog macrumors 603


    Feb 6, 2006
    Is there a reason that you don't just want to do a fresh OS X install on the 17" and then connect the laptops via firewire and use migration assistant? There will be driver differences and little hardware-specific tweaks in each particular OS X install.
  3. Don.Key thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 11, 2005
    I probably could but I do have a bunch of software installed, updates and so on which I am not sure will migrate properly. Full HDD image somehow gives me much more piece of mind.

    So, there is no way to force OSX to re-initialize hardware drivers?
  4. bousozoku Moderator emeritus

    Jun 25, 2002
    Gone but not forgotten.
    This is the only good and easy way to do it.

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