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    Macbook To Macbook pro harddrive Question
    Can i take out a harddrive from a macbook and put it into a macbook pro and will it boot up? My gut says yes but wana make sure

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    Maaaaybe.

    A better way of doing things would be to clone it to an external drive, boot up the MBP normally and then migrate your data and settings to the MBP's drive.

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    so i cant just take out the hard drive then put it in the MBP its just that i am gona sell my macbook to someone with a extra blank harddrive I have and i want to take mine out with all my stuff on it ready to boot and buy a MBP off someone else hopeing i could pop it and it would boot.

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    There shouldn't be an issue with this. I would back up your important stuff to DVD or external HD beforehand just in case.

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    really you think its necissary to back up stuff you think the harddrive may corrupt if i put it in a MBP

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    Before you do anything with touching a HD you should always back it up just in case. It's a simple rule of thumb that will stop any hair tearing and sobbing into your keyboard after your HD suddenly reads that none of your User data is available. =]

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    mkay yea makes sense lol but in your guys opinion do you think it would work or do you know anyway i could find out? quick

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    If you want to keep your data, assume it won't work. If it does - good for you.

    Besides: Unless you're getting a new MBP, it's worth using an external drive just to save yourself the hassle of opening up the old model: That's not exactly an easy drive swap...

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    Other than calling Apple and asking someone who works on them all the time you may be able to find some info online. Just google it. I seriously doubt there would be a problem but like its been said, back it up first.

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    can I swap mb hd straight into mbp? - ehMac.ca

    I can tell you first hand that it works.

    I bought a macbook pro that was freshly loaded on a 120g drive and I had a macbook that was holding all my info on a 250g drive. I backed it up just in case.

    I installed the macbook pro drive right into the macbook and the macbook drive right into the macbook pro. both took a few seconds longer than normal on first boot but it was like they were never swapped.

    I was then able to sell the macbook without any software troubles (loading etc)

    Just do it.

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