Upgrading to a Hard Drive with OSX pre-installed

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by toast19, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. toast19 macrumors newbie

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    Is it possible to upgrade to a hard drive that was used previously on a different Macbook without having to format it upon installation?
     
  2. mulo macrumors 68020

    mulo

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    yeap, it will boot right up if the hard drive has mac installed
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Depends. If the older hard drive has the right drivers or not; if it's running the latest version of OS X, it's more likely it'll work; on the safe side, I would suggest an Archive and Install after putting the old disk in. That way you retain your applications and files, while getting the correct drivers installed.
     

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