1. mohawk apple's Avatar
    I just finished installing the ssd, but I'm not sure what I have to do now lol. I didn't back nothing up, do I just power on my MB? Thanks for any help
    01-31-2015 10:54 AM
  2. kch50428's Avatar
    Didn't do a back-up? Really?? That is an essential step in the process... You'll need to find a way to get your old drive powered up and accessible via USB to access your data... And a means of installing OSX on the new drive...that can be done via an online restore, memory stick with an OSX install file...
    01-31-2015 11:08 AM
  3. mohawk apple's Avatar
    Didn't do a back-up? Really?? That is an essential step in the process... You'll need to find a way to get your old drive powered up and accessible via USB to access your data... And a means of installing OSX on the new drive...that can be done via an online restore, memory stick with an OSX install file...
    No i didn't do a back up,wasn't sure how lol new guy here. So theres no way of starting my MBP with out my old drive powered up? I mean i can't start fresh like as if i just bought it from a apple store? thanks for the reply!
    01-31-2015 11:16 AM
  4. HankAZ's Avatar
    The most efficient way is to put the old drive back in the MBP, connect the SSD to the computer using some sort of caddy and using a tool like SuperDuper to clone the old drive onto the new SSD, then swap the drives. Now you have the SSD in the computer and a complete backup.
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    01-31-2015 11:17 AM
  5. mohawk apple's Avatar
    The most efficient way is to put the old drive back in the MBP, connect the SSD to the computer using some sort of caddy and using a tool like SuperDuper to clone the old drive onto the new SSD, then swap the drives. Now you have the SSD in the computer and a complete backup.
    Why is it nessasary to have done a back up? cause i don't mind loosing my data, didn't really have much on my machine.
    01-31-2015 11:26 AM
  6. HankAZ's Avatar
    No i didn't do a back up,wasn't sure how lol new guy here. So theres no way of starting my MBP with out my old drive powered up? I mean i can't start fresh like as if i just bought it from a apple store? thanks for the reply!
    When you get a new Mac, there’s a recovery partition on your hard drive - that is used to recover the OS and set it up as new. There is no such partition on your new SSD. To do what you want to do, the way you want to do it, you will need to do an internet recovery.

    This link should help:

    OS X: About OS X Recovery - Apple Support
    01-31-2015 11:34 AM
  7. stang2009's Avatar
    Can he/she just boot into safe mode and redownload the OS? To go into safe mode press command R I think. You'll need wireless internet access.
    03-28-2015 10:37 PM

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