Upgrading hard drive, will Snow Leopard CD work? (HELP!)

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by AdventurousJosh, Dec 20, 2010.

  1. AdventurousJosh macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys,

    I'm upgrading my mac's hard drive to 500 GB today, but realized the only CD's I have is the CD for Snow Leopard, will this work for installing the OS? I have my data itself backed up on time machine.

    Also, are there CD keys for snow leopard? because I cant seem to find it, and cant remember if there is or not.


    Thanks lots!!




    Josh
     
  2. NickZac macrumors 68000

    NickZac

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    Is the Snow Leopard CD the one that came with the computer when you got it? When I upgraded my hard drive, I did a cold install using that CD, downloaded every OS X update as obviously the CD isnt completely current, and then used the Migration Assistant for everything else and it all worked pretty well.
     
  3. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    That will work fine, just boot from the disk, then format the new hard drive to HFS+, then attach your time machine and restore.
     

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