New Macbook, slot in old HD?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Patrick J, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. Patrick J macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    #1
    I am getting a new Macbook Pro in a week, with exactly the same specs of my current one. Can I swap out my old HD and put it in the NEW one? Will everything be exactly the same?
     
  2. Patrick J thread starter macrumors 65816

    Patrick J

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    Oporto, Portugal
    #3
    I changed my mind, as for some reason there is quite often 100% disk access by some unknown application, and NTFS 3G (which, even when I set Spotlight not to search the BOOTCAMP partition, still searches) won't uninstall and gives an error from the control panel: I will try the MIGRATE ASSISTANT.
    Will this allow me to:
    -Replicate both partitions (Bootcamp and Macintosh HD)?
    -Clone the contents of BOOTCAMP;
    -Intact iPhoto and iTunes library?
    -Install selected applications from Macintosh HD (I don't want to be botherd by NTFS 3G);
    -Copy everything in my home folder over to the new machine
    ?


    EDIT: I see I will have to use winclone to clone the old bootcamp partition into the new one
     
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #4
    No, only Macintosh HD.

    No.

    Yes.

    No. I believe it's an all-or-nothing proposition.

    Yes. That's what it's for.
     

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