Hello there, I have ordered a new 640gig hard drive for my 15" MBP 2.53gHz. I have Snow Leopard running. I would like to do one final back up and install a fresh OS. Do I still use my original OSX disc first and then install Leopard? Also, is there a way to do a back up to where I can pick and choose which applications I want and just bring them straight over without having to reinstall everything separately? Please do not misunderstand, I want a fresh OS, not just a back up and restore. And one more thing, I have Parallels installed to, with Windows XP, should I partition this first before installing anything? I had a hard time with Boot Camp, and besides I already shelled out the money to install it. thank you for any help or clarification.