SSD Upgrade and Lion - Help?!?!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by 03jcrhr, Jun 8, 2011.

  1. 03jcrhr, Jun 8, 2011
    Last edited: Jun 8, 2011

    03jcrhr macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2011
    I'm thinking of upgrading my HDD in my MBP to a SSD. If I do so, will I have to reinstall the OS?

    I am almost definitely upgrading to Lion the moment it comes out. Assuming I do have to reinstall the OS, how would I do so with Lion as there are no discs and the Mac App Store would be required? Would it be a case of installing Snow Leopard and then upgrading through the App Store this way?

    EDIT: I have a feeling this is in the wrong thread, feel free to move to the right place, sorry just started here
  2. ataboc macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2007
    If you replace your HD with an SSD, you will have to reinstall your os.

    Install Leopard and when Lion comes out, upgrade through the appstore.

    Make sure you back all of your stuff up before you switch drives!
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    Not if he clones his drive first with software such as CCC
  4. DustinT macrumors 68000


    Feb 26, 2011
    For what its worth, you can burn a backup disk of Lion's developer previews. You will almost certainly be able to do this once the final version ships.

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