possible issue/problem with swaping HD with MBP

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

  1. acrahm macrumors regular

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    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?
     
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  4. Steve686 macrumors 68020

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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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