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    I would like to move my MAC Pro to a SSD drive. I would prefer to reinstall the whole OS and then upgrade to Lion. I want to keep my old hard drive as an extra storage solution. What is the best way to ensure i can get access to my old home folders and stuff?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cptkirkh View Post
    I would like to move my MAC Pro to a SSD drive. I would prefer to reinstall the whole OS and then upgrade to Lion. I want to keep my old hard drive as an extra storage solution. What is the best way to ensure i can get access to my old home folders and stuff?
    When installing the OS, use the option to migrate your users and apps from the other drive.

    Please verify and include the exact model/year of your Mac and OS X version number (available from "About This Mac", then "More Info" on the Apple menu).
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    And it is a Mac Pro and not a MacBook Pro?

    Pop the old drive into bay 2 and it should be bootable by accessing System Preferences > Startup Disk and selecting the drive, subject to it having a bootable operating system installed.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Macbook Pro's have a second HDD bay? If so can I install windows 7 on the second HDD and basically have two separate machines? Just choose which to boot up from at start up?

    Sorry to hijack and go off topic.

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    NO they do not. Is why the question.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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