New Hard Drive, El Capitan, Restoring Everything to Current Status
Hello Fix it community. I decided to come ask you guys for advice on this Macbook because I have a strong feeling you will give me excellent guidance. I am working on a late 2011 A1278 Macbook. The hard drive is the original 500GB Seagate and it is failing. The Macbook will still boot but is extremely slow in doing so, but is still functional. The owners of said Macbook each have their own user profile and neither has backed up any of their data.
I am replacing the original drive with a new WD 750GB Scorpio Black drive. I would like to reload everything exactly as it was for them. I have a clean 32GB flash drive, a USB 3.0 2.5" drive enclosure and a copy of Snow Leopard at my disposal. I would also like to upgrade them to El Capitan if that isn't done automatically.
I would like to get this right on the first go so I thought to ask the best fix-it community first. I have also googled this situation but wanted to ask here before I got started.