What to do when replacing hard drive?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Agent-P, Jul 29, 2011.

  1. Agent-P macrumors 68030

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    Okay, so within the next week I'm planning on going to the Apple store and buying my new MacBook Pro. I realise it will most likely (actually, I think very certainly) have Lion preinstalled. I have an Intel X-25m SSD in my possession. I had originally planned to just swap out the hard drives as soon as I take out the MBP from the box. Then I realised that I have no idea what to do after the new drive is in. With Snow Leopard I know I just had to put in the Snow Leopard CD upon boot and use disc utility. The computers with Lion don't have a restore CD, so what do I do once I switch the drives?

    EDIT: Sorry if this has been asked already, just link me to the appropriate thread if necessary.
     
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  3. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    It was just mentioned in a post a couple down/up don't remember. with original HD installed connect your new HD to your computer boot computer into recovery mode and choose the new HD instead of the one that came with it Boom Lion installed on new HD.
     
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  5. frunkis54 macrumors 65816

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    no problem
     

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