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What do I need to do before I physically replace my hard drive?

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Mar 23, 2013 10:13 AM

Hi All --

 

I'm comfortable with the steps to physically replace my original hard drive with a new one, however, I do not know everything I need to do before and after the switch.

 

I have recent Time Machine backups on an external drive.  I also have my Snow Leopard install disk.  Do I need to do anything with the original hard drive before removing and replacing it?  Thanks!

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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