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copying os x mountain llion from new macbook pros
Posted 29 July 2012 - 09:21 AM
Sorry if this is a stupid question, my knowledge of computers is limited. I am wanting to buy the updated Macbook Pro in 13", the $1500 model, but I want to immediately install the OWC data doubler with a 240GB SSD. My question is, will moving OS X Mountain Lion (assuming the MBP will come with this already installed if I buy it now) from the HDD to the SSD be an issue considering their is no disk or usb installer for this OS? Can someone point me to a post that deals with this if it has already been brought up? I searched a bit through posts but nothing I saw really addressed my particular situation/ concern and most posts I don't really even understand honestly. Any help/direction would be highly appreciated
Posted 04 August 2012 - 08:24 AM
If you're planning to do this immediately, you shouldn't need anything. New Macs have the ability to download and install the latest OS directly from firmware (see http://www.apple.com/osx/recovery/). You can just put in the new drive, hold down Command-R, and you will have the option to download a new recovery environment directly from Apple's servers, which can then itself download and install the latest Mac OS. No external installer of any kind required.
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