Ok to swap hard drives with another Macbook?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by danetello, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. danetello macrumors 6502

    Dec 23, 2010
    London, UK
    Today I bought a 17" 2011 MacBook Pro as a replacement for my old 2010 13" Macbook Pro. The 2011 one I bought used so it came with Leopard pre installed, I tried to upgrade it to lion but had a few problems when restarting the computer.

    My old 2010 Macbook was working fine, so would it be ok to simply take the old hard drive and put it in the new Macbook? Would there be any problems?
  2. snaky69 macrumors 603

    Mar 14, 2008
    Why don't you just try it? It's not like it's time consuming.

    FWIW, I personally don't think it's a good idea, but I'm pretty sure that if your 2010 MBP was running the latest version of everything, it would work.
  3. heisenberg123 macrumors 603


    Oct 31, 2010
    Hamilton, Ontario
    what issues are you having puting lion on the 2011?
  4. Naimfan Suspended


    Jan 15, 2003
    As long as the hard drive in the 13" is fully updated you'll be fine.

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