Recently I purchased the 500GB harddrive to upgrade my 2010 MBP, when I installed the new harddrive, I did not find my Mac OSX install disk! (I guess I lost it).
Is there a way I can upgrade to new harddrive without actually reinstalling the OS?
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Place the old drive into an external drive enclosure, hold down Option when the MBP boots up to select the external drive to boot from, and once in OSX, use the Disk Utility to copy the old drive to the new drive. You can do this as follows:
Source, and the internal drive as the destination.