New Hard Drive w/ Lion

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by thenbagis, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. thenbagis macrumors newbie

    Mar 17, 2009
    I'm not at the position to need this yet, but with all the talk about lion boot discs/drives, etc... I thought it would be a good time to ask.

    When i upgraded to my current hard drive I was able to start the macbook up with the SL disc and my external hard drive (time machine) hooked up and do a restore to the most recent backup. This definitely made upgrading my hard drive very easy.

    In the future when I decide to install that SSD and want to restore my most recent backup from time machine, how would I do that? A usb drive with the boot loaded (a la

    I think that's the case, but thought it was a good question to ask.

    btw... I haven't upgraded to Lion yet, waiting for 10.7.1, so I can still do this if needed:
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    Lifehacker's instructions would be the best way to handle this. If you created a USB restore disk you'd have to boot on that and then download the entire Lion installer again.

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