possible issue/problem with swaping HD with MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by acrahm, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

    Mar 12, 2007
    So i am going to upgrade my HD on my MBP. putting in a 320gb hd, question though, i want to be able to turn on my MBP and it be exactly like it was before the upgrade.

    how do i go about doing this?

    the original MBP hd is backed up on time machine which is on a external HD, so can i just upload the time machine backup to my newly upgraded HD?
  2. iShater macrumors 604


    Aug 13, 2002
  3. Rdrnatn24 macrumors newbie

    Jan 7, 2008
  4. Steve686 macrumors 68030


    Nov 13, 2007
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    Use Disk Utility to take a disk image of your HDD. Store it on an external drive.

    Swap out drives, then mount the image on you new HDD.

    I did this with my MacBook upgrading from 120 to 320, and all is EXACTLY the same. Even down to email settings and iCal events.

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