Here's my plan - tell me if I'm crazy... Where I am now: I bought a new 13" MBP - I have yet to power it up. I want to install a 500GB HD and 4GB RAM before transferring files and Windows partition from my existing 2006 15" CD MBP. For assistance, I have a NewerTech USB/ESATA jumper and an external powered optical drive. My Plan: 1) Attach NEW HD to OLD MBP via jumper, use Disk Utility to format NEW HD for "MacOS Journaled" and add 100GB NTFS partition for Windows BC. Would I have to rename the NEW HD "Macintosh HD" to get the NEW MBP to recognize it after install? Would the NTFS partition be wiped out by later OS install? 2) While attached, use Winclone to clone Windows image from OLD MBP into the aforementioned NTFS partition on the NEW HD. Should I just create backup image on the OLD MBP and transfer it during migration to restore later? 3) Install NEW HD and RAM in NEW MBP. 4) Boot NEW MBP from external USB DVD drive with NEW Leopard setup disk and install OS into MacOS Journaled partition. I want to use the external DVD drive because I do not know how you would start up from the setup disk in the internal drive if the machine has never been powered up. Could I just shove the setup disk in during power-up? What key do I hold down in either case? 5) When done, restart and setup / transfer files via FW800. If anyone could provide any input (constructive), it would be greatly appreciated.