Resolved How to do a clean install?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Joel95, Jul 28, 2011.

  1. Joel95, Jul 28, 2011
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    I have a new MBP with SSD and how do i do a clean install of lion? Do i restore the lion installer onto a DVD, boot from the DVD, secure erase my SSD, then install lion on it?
     
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    yes, but no need to secure erase unless you are planning to sell it or something. especially with an SSD, you'll be writing unnecessarily to the drive with a secure erase.
     
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    Right. I forgot 10.6.8 and 10.7 has TRIM enabled. Thanks
     

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