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Well, after five years the old hard drive is on its way out. I have a new Seagate 750GB 7200 rpm to replace the 200GB one. I need to replace both fans anyway as they are loud, and going to replace the thermal compound as well. Basically, going to go through it. Hope it works when I am done. I now have Lion as my OS and no disc obviously as it was downloaded.

So, do I just replace the hard drive and install Snow Leopard, and then Lion afterwards? I have the hard drive backed up on a Time Capsule, but does it back-up the OS (i.e. Lion).

My iMac hard drive just failed under warranty and the Apple Store put Lion back on it when they returned it. So, I did not have to do any re-install of the OS. I just restored everything else off the Time Capsule.

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MacBook Pro 17" Hi-Res Matte, 2.6 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, 200 GB HD ; Refurb. 24" iMac 3.06 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HD, ATI 4850 with 512 MB ; 1T Time Capsule to bring it all together.
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Well, after five years the old hard drive is on its way out. I have a new Seagate 750GB 7200 rpm to replace the 200GB one. I need to replace both fans anyway as they are loud, and going to replace the thermal compound as well. Basically, going to go through it. Hope it works when I am done. I now have Lion as my OS and no disc obviously as it was downloaded.

So, do I just replace the hard drive and install Snow Leopard, and then Lion afterwards? I have the hard drive backed up on a Time Capsule, but does it back-up the OS (i.e. Lion).

My iMac hard drive just failed under warranty and the Apple Store put Lion back on it when they returned it. So, I did not have to do any re-install of the OS. I just restored everything else off the Time Capsule.

Thanks in advance.

MacBook Pro 17" Hi-Res Matte, 2.6 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, 200 GB HD ; Refurb. 24" iMac 3.06 Ghz, 4 GB Ram, 1 TB HD, ATI 4850 with 512 MB ; 1T Time Capsule to bring it all together.
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