I have been through quite a few post on this board and still have a few questions about upgrading to a new hard drive. For the most part it is just about installing. Any info would be appreciated, as I have seen conflicting info all around the internet. First I am looking to do a clean install and will reload everything I need. My model Macbook Pro is from late 2008 (15"). I have the original restore CD and a thumb drive with Lion on it. Also I have an external enclosure that I can use to format my new drive. So I guess my real questions are... -Can I format my drive and throw it in my Macbook, then just run the CD or thumb drive? -Do I need to run a special software to clone the HD I already have? -Am I making this more complicated than it needs to be? Thanks Apple Community!