How to fresh install 10.8

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  1. TonsOfFun420, Jun 26, 2013
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    TonsOfFun420 macrumors member

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    My brother gave me a MBP with 10.6.8 and I want to fresh install Mountain Lion so it is like a brand new computer with none of his stuff on it. Do I need to purchase 10.7 first?

    Can anyone advise me on how to do this or direct me to instructions?

    Thanks in advance!:)
     
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  3. TonsOfFun420 thread starter macrumors member

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    Cool thanks! Appreciate it :D
     
  4. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Create a new admin user account

    Delete old account

    Done
     
  5. Voodoofreak macrumors regular

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    This is what I did when I passed on my old mbp to my niece.
     
  6. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    He wants to get rid of Snow Leopard and install Mountain Lion. It's a much better idea to clean install ML than to simply create a new admin account on an old SL install and then upgrade two generations.
     
  7. farmermac macrumors 6502a

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    Why is that? Curious. I remember obsessing over clean installs when I had windows. Mac OS seems to handle upgrades and OS installs perfectly fine. I'm genuinely curious as to the differences performance wise. There's no registry to get clogged up.
     
  8. Classiclays macrumors member

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    Does this actually work? Will it be like a factory reset?
     
  9. aarone88 macrumors newbie

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    Much simpler method

    No it is not like a factory reset, Shut down and boot up while holding option (DO NOT HOLD OPTION WHILE SHUTTING DOWN), select restore on the boot loader screen and reinstall the OS using the recovery utility
     
  10. Unhyper macrumors regular

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    Maybe you guys aren't reading his question. His computer has Snow Leopard on it. He doesn't want Snow Leopard. He wants Mountain Lion. Reinstalling from the recovery partition isn't going to do it.
     

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