How To Do A Clean Install of Leopard

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fedgirl, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. fedgirl macrumors member


    Jul 9, 2007
    How do you do a clean install of Leopard when your lappy came with Tiger, please advise.

  2. aethelbert macrumors 601

    Jun 1, 2007
    Chicago, IL, USA
    Once the computer boots into the Leopard installation, keep following the menus until an "option" button appears at the bottom left. Click it. Then, choose "Erase and Install." From there, you will get a clean install of 10.5. Keep in mind that you will have to reinstall everything again (even iLife), so make backups and be ready.
  3. pjarvi macrumors 65816


    Jan 11, 2006
    Round Lake, IL
    Startup the MacBook in Tiger, put the Leopard disc in and it will launch a program asking if you want to install Leopard. Select Yes, then click the Restart button it presents you with, that's all there is to it. It will reboot the Mac and launch the Leopard install disc automatically. Then you just go through the install routine as you would with any OS.

    This doesn't cover things like de-authorizing your iTunes account, backing up data and so forth. So, you'll want to make sure you've done those things first.
  4. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

    May 27, 2007
    If you want to be really safe, you could even completely recreate the partition map, erase the drive, or even go one step further and zero out all data before proceeding with the installation. This can be done via Disk utility on the Leopard installation DVD.

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