What to do when it finally arrives....

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by brian4610, Apr 21, 2010.

  1. brian4610 macrumors regular

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    Whenever my new MBP arrives, what do i need to do to:

    Calibrate the battery?

    restore from my external HD?

    Do i let the battery just run down until it runs out? For the hard drive, do i need to press anything at start up?

    thanks.
     
  2. noah82 macrumors 6502a

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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Call FedEx and send it to Helsinki, Finland :D

    Calibrating battery

    Do you have a Time Machine backup or just files in the external? At some point during the first boor, it'll ask if you want to transfer files and click yes and select from TM backup if you have one. If not, just set up everything then plug in the HD and transfer them

    Enjoy it!
     
  4. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    I'll be firing up Photoshop CS5 (trial to start with) and Logic with Ivory Piano II when mine arrives ^_^
     
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  7. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    mwhaha :rolleyes:

    edit: I have a question actually, would there be any benefit from me formatting the drive, reinstalling the OS when it arrives?
     
  8. avediswolf macrumors regular

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    Nah... This ain't winderz, no need to.
     
  9. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    Roger dodger, might do it anyway for fun! ;)
     
  10. Celeron macrumors 6502a

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    I always do. Did that yesterday when my i7 15'' arrived. I like to keep things as clean as possible and that includes removing all the language translations, garage band, iweb, etc. Then, I reinstall only the parts I want. Saves 5-6gig.
     
  11. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    I agree I love everything to be clean, I get quite fastidious about it.
     
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  13. Hawke macrumors regular

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    Send it to your dearest friend.. me:D
     
  14. Tanegashima macrumors 6502

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    You'll loose iLife
     
  15. Tim Lyons macrumors member

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    Doesnt it come with two disks? the OS X install and "extras"? My iMac did
     
  16. wandrer2 macrumors member

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    Interesting fact: while calibrating my battery I was playing Tales of Monkey Island full screen. This killed my battery in about 90 minutes, but that's beside the point. When I turned it back on the next morning, it restored the state from harddisk and went right back into the game as if nothing had happened!
     

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