New SSD install

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Daniel97, Dec 30, 2012.

  1. Daniel97 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi,

    I have a Mac mini running OSX Lion.

    It is an old mini which has seen many users .. I want to clean it up and start a scratch.

    I have bought a new SSD. How do I install a fresh copy of Lion onto it without cleaning my current disk?

    Thanks
     
  2. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks v much!

    A lot easier than I thought!

    The only data to migrate is apps .. Will that bring across junk or will that be okay?
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

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    When you get to this screen in Migration Assistant uncheck everything EXCEPT Apps, and you will get apps only and no junk.

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  4. Daniel97 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Do all the apps retain there product keys etc? Or will they all go back to trial versions and I need to re enter the keys?
     
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    It depends. Apple apps and most others come over with the keys no problem. MS and Adobe apps seems to consistently NOT come over with the key and require reentry. Also, if any apps are limited to XX number of machines, make sure you deactivate on the old machine.
     
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