OS X Basic key question...

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by TommyStarwind, Mar 13, 2012.

  1. TommyStarwind macrumors newbie

    Mar 10, 2012
    New to Mac.. Just got a macbook pro and I'm upgrading to a SSD. I don't really have anything on that old HDD on the machine, but I will need the Lion OS. Can I just pirate one and put it on? Does it use a key for that if so where can I find that or does it use the serial? Thanks...
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Use the Lion Recovery Disk Assistant to make an installer from your Lion Recovery Partition:
    OS X Lion: About Lion Recovery
    Lion Recovery Disk Assistant

    MacBook, MacBook Pro: Replacing the Hard Disk Drive, transferring data to the new HDD

    the guide includes:
    • 0. Identify your MacBook or MacBook Pro
    • 1. Getting a new HDD
    • 2. Guides to replace the internal HDD with a newer one
    • 3. Transferring data from the old HDD to the new HDD
    • 4. Using the optical disk drive (ODD) slot for placing an SSD or HDD inside the MB/P (OPTIBAY)

    PS: Discussing about pirating is not allowed, and no, Mac OS X does not use a product key, but since you don't need to pirate, that point is moot anyway.

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