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Upgrading Hard Drive. Macbook

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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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Yep, you can always just swap and install. Just boot off the restore media and go.

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Thank you Dysfunction, i was looking for an answer to this too.

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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.

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