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Old 10-30-2018, 02:23 PM
hand123 hand123 is offline
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Originally Posted by dnanian View Post

Rename the drive to have the same name as the original.

Now, shut down and swap the drives.

Power back up -- you'll notice it'll take a while to start (it's looking for the original drive). When it finally boots, open System Preferences and select the new drive as the startup drive in the Startup Disk preference pane.
When you "swap the drives," do you then have to plug both drives back into the computer, or can you move to only the new drive? Your "power up" instructions seem to suggest the initial reboot after the swap might need both drives the first time.
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