Upgrading MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Quinoky, Oct 25, 2011.

  1. Quinoky macrumors regular

    Quinoky

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    So I have ordered a late 2011 15" MBP, which I expect to arrive tomorrow. Since I definitely wanted to upgrade it with an SSD and 8GB of RAM, I dropped by a hardware store today to pick these up. My question, then, is whether I can install these before the very first boot of the machine. Would this be okay at all?
     
  2. neenja macrumors 6502

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    are you replacing the main hdd with the ssd? or adding it to the optibay? the ram should be fine before first boot.

    i ask about the ssd because if you plan to replace it, then you will need an install image or dvd to reinstall the os.
     
  3. Quinoky thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm replacing the HDD. I thought Lion introduced internet recovery to handle this?
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Yeah, you'll probably want to boot up and do updates to make sure you have the EFI capable of internet recovery. After that you should be good to go.
     
  5. Quinoky thread starter macrumors regular

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