Some specific questions about upgrading my MBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mac2x, Feb 6, 2010.

  1. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    This summer (after the semester is over), I'm planning to do some upgrading to my MBP, which is a 15" 5,1. First, I plan to upgrade the RAM to 4 GB with this Crucial kit from newegg, which has been recommended to me already.

    Next, I'm planning to bite the bullet and upgrade to Snow Leopard. However, I would really like to keep my current boot drive intact, and simply get a new HD and install SL (I was considering one of these WD models. Any advice/comments on this front would be welcome! :) ). Two key questions I have about this:

    1. Can I do that with the $29 Snow Leopard disc?

    2. Will I be able to use an enclosure with my old HD, and then use Migration Assistant to move my stuff over? I've never used Migration Assistant, so I'm clueless. :eek:

    And one further question: Will I be able to reinstall my iLife '08 apps? I really don't want to buy iLife '09. However, this is a moot point if I end up having to buy the Mac Boxed Set anyway.

    Thanks!
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    1. YES
    2. YES

    3. I don't know, but MRoogle will answer that question for you. iLife is not on the SL DVD but on the gray restore DVDs.
     
  3. mac2x thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thank you so much! I'm relieved that I can use the $29 disc, and Migration Assistant to do what I want. :)

    Yes, I would be getting iLife '08 from my Leopard restore discs. My question is whether they will run on SL. I'll search MRoogle.
     

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