Installing new HD/Upgrade to Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by carmen8or, Jul 31, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie


    Jul 31, 2010
    The sector of my Hard Drive that allows me to install/download/update anything on my computer is damaged so I bought a new Hard Drive. However, I don't have my Leopard discs to format the new hard drive. I plan on upgrading to Snow Leopard and was wondering if it would be possible for me to just buy Snow Leopard and use those discs to format the new drive AND install it at the same time. Any help would be appreciated! :eek:
  2. macrumors 604

    Mar 26, 2008
    West Suburban Boston Ma
    The snow leopard retail disk will format the HD and install with no problems, but you won't get iLife.
  3. C64
    macrumors 6502a


    Sep 3, 2008
    If you have the option to hook it up to a(nother) Mac you can also use Disk Utility to format the drive. But yeah, you can easily do this using the SL installation disk.

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