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    SSD installation question

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    SSD installation question
    Hi,
    I am thinking of installing a solid state drive on my macbook pro 13". I saw many videos and read apples guide on changing hard drive and it doesn't seem too hard, so that I can do. But once that's done, when it comes to installing leopard on it I believe it gets more complicated. I've been reading and I believe I have to run disk utility to format the drive or something.... Can someone explain me in steps how to install leopard on it?
    Thanks.

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    SSD installation question
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    You insert the installation DVD, Press and hold the C button while your computer is starting up. This will make it start the installation from the DVD.

    When you install you can format or partiton the drive the way you want it. Use Disk Utility for that. You will be able to use that utility before the installation. (when it has booted from the DVD)
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    SSD installation question

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    Quote Originally Posted by Strukt View Post
    You insert the installation DVD, Press and hold the C button while your computer is starting up. This will make it start the installation from the DVD.

    When you install you can format or partiton the drive the way you want it. Use Disk Utility for that. You will be able to use that utility before the installation. (when it has booted from the DVD)
    When exactly do I get to open up disk utility?
    And what do you mean by partition OR format.
    I found a guide which requires an External SATA Enclosure but I guess i can buy one. Here it is: How to Install a SSD (Solid State Disk) in a Macbook | Bukisa.com. If I ignore the step of the cloning will it work? Because I want to start from scratch.
    thanks

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