For a Clean Install of a MBP Operating System...

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by HowBoutIt?, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. HowBoutIt? macrumors member

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    Hello-

    I am new to the MacBook Pro and not very good with techie stuff anyway, but I was wondering something. I need to do a clean install of the operating system OS X 10.6. I currently have 10.6.6. Is it possible to get an Install disk that is closest to the version that I have and need to wipe clean before I do the install? Does that make sense? In other words since my Install disc is about a year old, is there anyway to get an Install disk that is close to OS X 10.6.6 or is that way out of the question?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Using the grey Restore DVDs that came with you Mac will install the version of Mac OS X the Mac came with. The Retail DVD of Snow Leopard currently sold has Mac OS X 10.6.4 on it.

    http://guides.macrumors.com/Clean_Install_of_OS_X_10.6_Snow_Leopard

    To update whatever Mac OS X 10.6.x version you install to the latest version, you can run Software Update or download the Combo Updater and use that to update to the latest version.

    If you just perform a normal reinstallation of Mac OS X without changing anything, no data of yours will be deleted and the Mac OS X version will be the same as it was before the reinstallation.

    http://www.macworld.com/article/142454/2009/08/install_snow_leopard.html
     

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