Hi - making the switch to my first mac. Getting a new MBP 13 today, already have a new Momentus XT500 HDD (+8g ram). I would like to keep the factory drive "as new" for resale or re-install for a repair ride if necessary, and I have no software or files to clone. My questions: 1) Can I simply remove the factory drive, install the new drive, then boot from the system disks and install OSX? 2) OK to do this prior to first boot? or should I boot it once with the factory drive then make the switch? Thanks in advance - all of your excellent posts in this forum helped me make the switch decision. I also have Parallels and Win7 (MS onenote user) so this should be fun! (if I can get it started right!).