Reinstalling SL on 2007 Macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Yaboze, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. Yaboze macrumors 6502a

    Yaboze

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    My late 2007 Macbook came with Leopard, but I bought the SL upgrade.

    Anyway, I am putting in a new HDD and wanted to know if I can install clean off of the SL DVD.

    I have never done this, what is the best way? Just boot it and will it format, etc?

    Also, can I use Time Machine bring my iTune music and Apps back over cleanly?

    Thanks
     
  2. Tomorrow macrumors 604

    Tomorrow

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    I did this very thing with my late 2006 MacBook - install the new drive, insert the SL DVD, and do a fresh install. Easy peasy.

    This part I have NOT tried, although I can't imagine it being a problem.

    If you're worried, just do a full backup of your files (including your iTunes folders) before you change disks. Good luck!
     
  3. Yaboze thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Yaboze

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    Just an update on my little project.

    I got a nice WD Black 16 GB, 7200 RPM 320GB, more than enough for now and put it in after a Time Machine backup. Installed SL clean off of the upgrade disk.

    Worked great, restored my stuff via Time Machine.

    System boots up quicker and shuts down/restarts really fast.

    A big improvement over the 8MB Cache, 120 GB, 5400 stock drive.
     

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