New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Notebooks Apple's notebook computers including MacBook Pro, MacBook, MacBook Air, PowerBook, and iBook.

MacBook - I just installed a new hard drive in my macbook..


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
viiper21

 
Member Since: Aug 12, 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 2
viiper21 is on a distinguished road

viiper21 is offline
i have a late 07 macbook 2.1, ghz, 4gb ram, and just installed a new 250gb hd because other one went out. i dont have any of the disks or anything as i bought it used and the didnt have it. im thinking about buying leopard install disk from craigslist..is that all i would need? or would there be other disks i need besides the leopard install..? thanks
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,728
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
As far as installing the Mac OS...yes the Leopard disk is all you need.

Obviously if you had other programs installed...you would need the disks for those applications as well.

- Nick
QUOTE Thanks
viiper21

 
Member Since: Aug 12, 2009
Location: Houston
Posts: 2
viiper21 is on a distinguished road

viiper21 is offline
thanks for the quick reply. i was asking because apple said something about defragmenting before doing so. but thank you.
QUOTE Thanks
pigoo3

 
pigoo3's Avatar
 
Member Since: May 20, 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 26,728
pigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond reputepigoo3 has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 13" MB 2.4ghz, 2gig ram, OS 10.7.5

pigoo3 is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by viiper21 View Post
thanks for the quick reply. i was asking because apple said something about defragmenting before doing so. but thank you.
Read this regarding fragmentation:

About disk optimization with Mac OS X

- Nick
QUOTE Thanks
vansmith

 
vansmith's Avatar
 
Member Since: Oct 19, 2008
Location: Toronto
Posts: 17,878
vansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond reputevansmith has a reputation beyond repute
Mac Specs: 2012 13" MBP (2.5 i5, 8GB)

vansmith is offline
If you buy the discs used, make sure it is a black retail disc and not a grey disc. Otherwise, you may be left with an OS X disc that won't let you complete the install.

Important Links: Community Guidelines : Use the reputation system if you've been helped.
M-F Blog :: Write for the blog
Writing a Quality Post
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« MacBook won't start up | Garbled screen at certain angles »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Another MacBook Hard Drive Replacement Experience caribiner23 Apple Notebooks 29 11-24-2011 12:16 AM
max hard drive size in an original MacBook eddiddiums Apple Notebooks 1 08-01-2009 01:27 AM
Problem recovering Hard Drive from Macbook kohini Apple Notebooks 6 05-17-2009 04:34 PM
Using powerbook hard drive caddy for a macbook ddddddddunit Apple Notebooks 1 02-07-2009 03:23 PM
Creating backups and bootable images... 2kx2 Switcher Hangout 4 05-26-2007 08:53 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:02 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?