New hard drive..

Discussion in 'macOS' started by adambeevers, Mar 14, 2009.

  1. adambeevers macrumors newbie

    Mar 14, 2009
    Ok so il explain my situation...
    At the moment i have the latest version of mac OS... on a 120gb hard drive, ive time machined my current hard drive onto a 250gb external USB hard drive...
    I only have the old version of mac OS on disc.. not the latest.. (leopard?) i cant remember the names...
    WHen i instal my new internal 320gb hard drive, can i just use disk utility from the old mac OS disc, then backup from my external? Will it then be back to the new version of mac OS?
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You need Leopard to restore from a TM backup.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    You need a physical copy of Leopard on DVD to restore from a TM disk. Without that you would have to copy the files manually from the TM disk.

    In your case, your best option is to "clone" your current system disk onto the new drive and then swap drives. That way you will not have to re-install anything

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