Reformatting and Reinstalling, Questions...

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Cyroceon, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Cyroceon macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    I just got my MacBook last week and I love it. But 120GB isn't cutting it right now. I'm going to pick up the 320GB WD Passport HD today and I just want to know, is there anything I need to know about going about doing the reinstall. I mean, I have a Time Machine backup and everything, so I will definitely do that.

    As far as I know the process would be: 1. Make Time Machine backup; 2. Take HD out; 3. Put new HD in, 4. Boot into Leopard install disk 1 by using option key at startup, 5. Install Leopard; 6. Connect "Time Machine" HD and restore everything. Are those steps correct? Not including restoring from the Time Machine HD, how long is the Leopard install? Thanks guys. Also, anything else I may need to know, I definitely would appreciate it.
     
  2. MacDann macrumors 6502a

    MacDann

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    That's one way to do it. You could also:

    1.) Swap drives

    2.) Install old drive in Passport case

    3.) Boot from restore / OS DVD and do a clean install of OS X on the new drive

    4.) Use Migration Assistant to move all of your data and apps over from the old drive to the new drive.

    There are a number of different ways you could do it - I would just be sure to not nuke the old drive until you're sure everything is working on the new drive.

    You'll love the space - it's amazing having so much space available on the MBP - almost better than a desktop machine....

    MacDann
     
  3. Cyroceon thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Cyroceon

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    Yep, I'm gonna get to go to 320 GB. Last two questions, 1. How long does Leopard install take? 2. Will my Boot Camp Windows partition be redone, or do I have to do it over?
     

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