New Hard Drive w/ Lion

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

  1. thenbagis macrumors newbie

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    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 http://www.macrumors.com/2011/08/08/apple-releases-utility-to-create-lion-recovery-usb-key/)

    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: http://lifehacker.com/5823096/how-to-burn-your-own-lion-install-dvd-or-flash-drive
     
  2. DustinT macrumors 68000

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    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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