Format Using SL Upgrade Disk

Discussion in 'macOS' started by painkilleryusuf, Nov 22, 2009.

  1. painkilleryusuf macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Dear Members;

    I want to format my MBP 15" (non-unibody). I have all the Discs (leopard) that came with it. I also have the SL Upgrade Disk. I did not do this before so i do not know how to do it. Can anyone please help.
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus


    Mar 7, 2007
    Insert the SL disc, boot from it by holding C before the Apple logo appears.

    Once it boots, choose Disk Utility from the menu bar, and Erase.

    Then Install normally.

    Make sure you backup any important files first.
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
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  4. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    I assume the SL disc is the retail upgrade? Aka, the $29 disc with the Snow Leopard on the cover? If so, you can just stick that in, reboot holding down the C key, select Disk Utility from the Utilities menu, and use that to format your drive. Then just go into the installer and run it. It shouldn't take much more than 15-20 minutes.

    And I want to say this just in case, but back up everything you care about, this will destroy any data on the laptop.
  5. painkilleryusuf thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2009
    Thanks alot for the prompt reply.. ! so its really that easy? :p

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