Complete clean out of a MBP

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by apachie2k, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. apachie2k macrumors 6502

    apachie2k

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    ok so my mom is bieng really nice and giving me her mbp, she has bootcamp and partitioned her hd, how do i just clean everything out so its like it came out of the box?? i would like my hd to become whole again, thanks alot!!!
     
  2. Gwardys macrumors member

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    Insert the cd's that came with the laptop.
    Go through the menu's until you hit the reinstall button.

    That's kinda' cool your mom would give you a 2,000 dollar laptop though.
     
  3. apachie2k thread starter macrumors 6502

    apachie2k

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    yea, i try that but it recognizes both HD's, so which one do i select so that i get rid of the partitioned hd and just keep one whole one...
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    You mean it shows both partitions? If so, then you need to select the entire drive and reformat it to remove the second partition. This isn't the only way to remove a Boot Camp partition, but it's the easiest in your circumstances IMO. :)
     
  5. Rapmastac1 macrumors 65816

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    Wait, what is your goal here, a full install? What you should do is load up boot camp and you should see an option to get rid of the windows partition, correct me if I'm wrong. Then you will see the HD is now a single drive, then reintsall the whole bungsquata.

    EDIT- What I mean is go into OS/X and go to Applications -> Utilitys -> Boot Camp, then you should see an option to rid ur windows partition.
     
  6. jamdr macrumors 6502a

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    You don't really have to do that if you want to reinstall everything. Just insert the OS X DVD and when it gets to the installer go to the tools menu or something and select Disk Utility. That will let you repartition the drive however you want. After you quite Disk Utility you can continue the install like normal, on a clean hard drive.
     
  7. gothicx00 macrumors member

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    Why do you want to get rid of the windows partition? Have you absolutly no use for windows on your MBP? Play games?? Use Visual Studio?

    Just curious, though.... why is she giving you her MBP??
     
  8. mjstew33 macrumors 601

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    If you're not suer which one to click, click the very top one and go to the erease tab and have it format it. :)
     

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