Smooth Transition: Installing Snow Leopard, New Hard Drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by o.sean, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. o.sean macrumors newbie

    Nov 9, 2007
    Hello, So I have a white shell Fall 2007 (Santa Rosa) Macbook with a 120gb 7200 RPM hard drive. I bought a new 320gb hard drive and snow leopard today and want to ensure that I won't lose anything if I back my hard drive up as a "regular leopard" machine and then try and recall the files after installing the new drive as a "snow leopard" running system.

    In short, I need to do these things and make sure they're in as efficient an order as I can get without risking my files:

    -Back up my old hard drive (using time machine, right?)
    -Install my new hard drive
    -Install Snow Leopard
    -Restore my files onto Snow Leopard

  2. Richard1028 macrumors 68000

    Jan 8, 2009
    Is that new 320GB drive in an external enclosure? If not, how will you back up?

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