Upgrading HDD on MBP: Install os x after replacing the hdd?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by hallaisen, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. hallaisen macrumors regular

    May 28, 2006

    I'm about to put an SSD drive in my MBP, and just want to make sure that I can format and install OS X on it after replacing the old hd? I mean, I can just put the SSD straight from the box into the MBP and expect to get everything up and running? Since it is a fairly complicated procedure I prefer to be sure that I won't run into any problems.

  2. iThinkergoiMac macrumors 68030

    Jan 20, 2010
    Yes. Of course, the first thing to do is always boot from the install DVD and actually format the drive and install the system.
  3. FarSeide macrumors 6502a


    Feb 17, 2008
    Earth Lane
    Put the Install disk and after you hear the chime, hold the "C" key until you see the Apple logo. You will have an option to enter the Disk Utilities.

    You will love the SSD.

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