So I've ordered my new HDD for my MacBook...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by terryblyth, Jan 24, 2008.

  1. terryblyth macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Walton-on-Thames, UK
    Hi guys,

    I'm wondering about the next step. To make the system squeaky clean, I'm thinking about a fresh install of Leopard (minus the Printer Drivers etc).

    I know everything is safe on my Time Machine backup drive, but I don't really want to re-install from that as there's loads of crap on it. Would I be able to drag-and-drop my applications from there onto my Mac, or do I need to copy over stuff from the Library etc. too? It would just save me the headache of re-installing stuff from CD (Office, Sibelius, etc)

    I'd also need to keep *everything* contained in Mail, plus my iCal stuff too.
  2. micvog macrumors 6502


    Sep 10, 2003
    I would do a clean install of Leopard, do the updates, and then run Migration Assistant.
  3. tveric macrumors 6502

    Jun 23, 2003
  4. veeco3110 macrumors 6502


    Aug 29, 2007
    brick nj
    way i did it was i uploaded all my stuff on a external hard drive. then whatever programs i needed i put on the computer.
  5. juanster macrumors 68020


    Mar 2, 2007
    I was thinking on doing the same as you but I decided to save me the headache of reinstalling al the stuff and what I did instead is I cloned my old drive in the new one and every day until I am done I will spend 15 minutes. Cleaning stuff up before I go to bed

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