Clean Install of Mac OS

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by p1ngputts, May 28, 2011.

  1. p1ngputts macrumors member

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    I've searched the forums for this but for some reason my mac doesn't follow the instructions given where ppl are saying there are options when you put the disc in to erase and install.

    I put on a master password, but all I really wanted was a password for when I start up my macbook pro or if it goes to sleep and awakes.

    I put in my mac os disc and reinstalled it, but the password is still there and so is my wallpaper. I'm guessing it didn't take, but i tried it 2 times now, 45 minutes each time. Am i doing something wrong?
     
  2. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    What Mac OSX? Snow?
     
  3. NicoleRichie macrumors 6502

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    My guess is that you are installing snow Lep. You can not erase from within the OS if I am not mistaken. To do an erase and install you have to launch it as the boot disc.
     
  4. p1ngputts thread starter macrumors member

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    disc says 10.6.7 disc version 1.1

    if by chance when lion comes out, will that give me a clean install? I don't mind waiting then.
     

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