Converting to SSD

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I plan to convert my Mac Book Pro to SSD. I have purchased all the bits and pieces from Crucial. I have plugged the SSD into the USB socket and am using Time Machine to back up to the SSD. Is this acceptable or should I use SuperDuper to do the back up? Having done the back up I will install the SSD into the MBP and with luck the machine will start up.

This is the first time I have tried anything like this with a Mac.
 

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A Time Machine backup isn't bootable. You need to use something that can create one including SuperDuper.

Note - some software might be deactivated through this process. For example, you'll have to reactivate Office even though you're cloning your own drive.
 

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