Swapping laptops

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Yurtal, May 7, 2015.

  1. Yurtal macrumors member

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    Hey guys. I am about to swap my macbook pro with my sisters. We both have the same 13" model except hers is a 2.26 core2duo and mine is an i5. Could we just physically swap the two hard drives over into the new machines? Or would that not work? What would be the best way to swap laptops and keep all our data intact?

    Thanks for the help, I really appreciate it.
     
  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Very generous of you

    Yes you can just swap the hard drives, I assume yours is a 2011 or 2012 model and hers is a 2009 both cMBP.
     
  3. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Just swap the hard drives.
     
  4. Yurtal thread starter macrumors member

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  5. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Assuming your sisters 2009 is running whatever OS level yours needs to run, otherwise you may be missing some drivers I would have thought???
     
  6. redheeler macrumors 603

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    Yes, as long as the C2D is running a compatible OS version you should be able to boot strait from it on the i5.
     

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