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What do I need to do after cloning?

Hello,

I need some guidance (and courage). I'm going to upgrade my MacBookPro 15" Late 2011 running El Capitan.

  • from: 4 GB ---> to 16 GB
  • from: 500 GB HD ---> to 1 TB SSD

I have everything with me, the tools and all. Even compressed air for cleaning the freaking inside dust.

I have cloned my HD to my SSD with Superduper.

I have watched dozens of videos on how to do the hardware part.

So before I open the Mac...

What else do I have to do?

Do I need to do something else before changing the components? Will my Mac start as it is now once I swap the HD for the SSD?

First timer... $@$*!&%& myself a bit to be honest...

Cheers,

Carmila

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Do you think if I leave it as it is I will have issues in the future? Everything works correctly and the Mac works as a charm, booting from the ssd with all the OS working fine

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Carmila, While cloning has been a time honored method for duplication dives in the past, it no longer is. The reason - The repair partition does not get installed. I now format a drive - GUID MacOSX Extended > Then install a system. This puts the partition on. Then I use migration assistant to move my data. I learned this the hard way ;-)

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Hold on, I did clone it and replaced the hd for the ssd and everything seem to be working , do you think because I didnt do the partition something will go wrong? In that case, what should I do?

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Easy way to tell is to boot up holding down the option key and see if there is repair partition to select from or if there is just one boot drive.

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Do you think if I leave it as it is I will have issues in the future? Everything works correctly and the Mac works as a charm, booting from the ssd with all the OS working fine

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I really don't know if you will have issues in the future. But if you do, your software repair options will be severely limited. You're OK if you have another Mac to boot it into Target Mode.

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I very much appreciate your time explaining that to me, I'll look into it and follow your advise

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Not hard, espically the repairs your doing. If a beginner can do a screen replacement (Which is VERY hard) Ram is almost too easy and hdd is also very easy. I will have the guides below on how to do it, the required tools are right above step 1.

Ram: MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 RAM Replacement

Hard Drive (or SSD they are the exact same): MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 Hard Drive Replacement

If you have any more questions, dont hesitate to ask!

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 RAM Image

Guide

MacBook Pro 15" Unibody Late 2011 RAM Replacement

Difficulty: Moderate10 - 15 мин.

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