Question on swapping HDD's and transferring data to new MBP

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  1. gpatrick15 macrumors regular

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    My late 2009 MBP 13" died on me this past summer. The only part salvaged was the hard drive. I am waiting until January to buy a new one.

    My question is: will my data from the old hard drive from my Snow Leopard MBP be transferrable to the new one running Lion? I had purchased Office and had put a lot of music, video, pictures, and applications on there. The HDD was only 160 GB, and it was nearly full. I just just want to know whether or not my stuff (specifically Office, I don't want to buy a new copy) will be able to transfer and work without a hitch. Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Your data, yes. As for apps, they need to be installed on Lion and some may not be compatible.
     
  3. gpatrick15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks. The only major app I had was whatever the latest version of Office for Mac was. Will I have to repurchase it? Or just go through the installation process again, as I'm assuming the necessary files and executables are stored on the hard drive.
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    No, you won't have to repurchase it. Just install it on Lion.
     
  5. theSeb macrumors 604

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    And enter your existing license key.
     
  6. gpatrick15 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Regarding the licensing key, I don't have it. Will it be stored with the rest of the installation files?
     

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