Swaping hard drives

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by VPrime, Jan 19, 2009.

  1. VPrime macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    High, I have a macbook I just bought, but decided to go with a refurbished and save some money.
    My question is, could I just swap the hard drive of my current macbook (same model and spec) into the new (refurbished) one and have no problems at all?
    Thanks.
     
  2. weez999 macrumors member

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    this should not be a problem as long as it is truly a completely identical machine.
     
  3. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, you can just swap it out. I would let the setup migrator do it though. That way you will be starting with a nice neat hdd with no fragments (scattered deleted spaces).
     
  4. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

    VPrime

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    Thanks guys.
    I dont think the hard drive is that fragmented, only a week old;)

    I assume the serial number and stuff inside the system Profiler will update once the drive is in the new macbook right?
     
  5. mlemonds macrumors 6502a

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    i have done it before on machines that arent the same spec. 4,1 to 2,1 and it worked fine
     
  6. iknowyourider macrumors 6502a

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    Yea, I'm pretty sure the SN and complete profile will show correctly. I don't think it reads from the hdd.
     
  7. VPrime thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ok great.
    One last thing, I have a bootcamp partition.. The EFI loader wont have any issues here will it?
     

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