Erase and Install.

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Kieranic, Jun 14, 2011.

  1. Kieranic Guest

    Apr 23, 2010

    I've decided to completely erase my hard drive and reinstall Mac OS X. I'll be backing up my most important files to a friend's Time Capsule via ethernet (he'll give it to me for that day). I've done some research and come across this page and noticed that it says along the top: "MacBook (13-inch, Late 2009)".

    My MacBook is from May 2009 (I got in October '09 but it's serial number says it was from May 2009) and I just had a look in it's box. It comes with a Snow Leopard Disc AND a Mac OS X Install DVD for "Mac OS version 10.5.6" (which I'm guessing is Leopard). When I first got my MacBook in October 2009, I just opened it, filled in my info like you normally would then I inserted the Snow Leopard disc and upgraded.

    Which disk would I use? Would I use the gray Leopard disc (10.5.6) or the Snow Leopard disc?

    I have a feeling it should be Leopard but I'm not entirely sure.

    Thank you!
  2. ratzzo macrumors 6502a


    Apr 20, 2011
    Editing this out, as I'm not sure actually. I would say the Snow Leopard disc though. If I'm not mistaken, it's a fully functional, full OS install disc, independent from Leopard.
  3. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  4. Kieranic thread starter Guest

    Apr 23, 2010
    Alright, thank you both :)

    I'll use the Snow Leopard disc and see how that goes!

    Thanks once again.

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