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  1. #1

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    May 24, 2011
    Upgrading Hard Drive. Macbook

    * Warning, may be a silly question.
    I want to put a new bigger hard drive in my macbook.

    I've sus it out, but all tutorials go through transfering data from your old to your new first.

    Which I don't really want to do. Id rather selectively move what i need on to an external.

    I would like to know, can I simply install and new hard drive, switch it on and install osx? or is there stuff that is needed on the hard drive to do this in the first place.


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    Dysfunction's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2008
    Tucson, AZ
    Way... way too many specs to list.
    Yep, you can always just swap and install. Just boot off the restore media and go.
    This machine kills fascists
    Got # ? phear the command line!

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    JoshNathan's Avatar
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    Dec 30, 2008
    iMac 27" i5 12gb RAM
    Thank you Dysfunction, i was looking for an answer to this too.
    iMac 27" i5 12GB RAM
    MBP 13" in the near future
    iPad 32gb wifi
    iPhone 32gb

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    thurstmw's Avatar
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    Sep 29, 2010
    13inch 2.3 i5 MBP 64gb SSD 320gb HD 8gb 1333
    Depending on how the drive comes formatted you might have to format it to HFS before installing but that can be done using Disk Utility from the restore disk.

    Yes that is a grizzlycorn

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