I did it! Figured it out last night in the middle of the night - If I could boot up with the drive from the newest MBP, that had Lion on it - but it would not let me use the previous owners copy, in my name - I simply booted it up using the hard drive - signed onto iTunes and downloaded Mountain Lion, (over Lion) in MY name. Then, I restarted the machine while holding down the Option button,Up came the hard drive(s), I and I installed Mountain Lion onto the New Hard Drive, that I just put in, and she now boots up, just fine! Now I just need to burn a copy/rescue disc to keep for any emergency situations. And all is right with the world again! Thank you to Dan for trying to help me!!!
I use a LOT of my archived video & Pictures, and before I even learned about a SSD, I purchased a TB drive for my 17" MBP unibody. Now being that I really don't need the OD (I have an external Lightscribe as well, as the author), what size SSD should/could I place in my OD spot? AND--do I run the OS from the SSD, and then just place any media, onto the TB drive? Now, with that question asked, where do my documents, desktop email etc. go onto? Furthermore, when I do a back up of my Time Machine, what drive does it back up. Sorry for sounding like a tool, but this is honestly the first time, that I am hearing of the SSD drives. The storage capacity just sounds so small,,,so I guess you can say that I just don't "get it". I just want to know what is the smallest SSD drive that I can get away with to replace the OD, and use the internal TB for any storage needs. Thanks!