Just bought a used 2105 MacBook Pro. Question about reinstallation.

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  1. testudoaubreii macrumors member

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    Hello. I just bought a used Macbook Pro. It's an early 2015 model, if that makes a difference.

    Anyhow I'm reinstalling macOS. I notice there are two partitions (I think that is what it is called), one is the Mac SSD 256GB and the other is Recovery, like 650mb.

    I was wondering if I can, or should delete that partition. I mean, it is not a lot of space, but I don't know if it has anything in there from the previous owner or is it strictly a recovery thing.

    Please forgive me, I am a novice when it comes to this.

    Thank you in advance for your help and responses!
     
  2. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    Personally, I would delete all partitions, create new partitions, and install the latest High Sierra.
     
  3. testudoaubreii thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for your quick response.

    How would I go about deleting the recovery partition? Is it the same as deleting the regular SSD partition?
     
  4. Audit13 macrumors 68040

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    You can boot into internet recovery, open disk utility, delete partitions, create partitions, format, and install High Sierra.

    If high Sierra is not installed from internet recovery, you can install whatever os is provided by recovery and upgrade to high Sierra through the app store.
     
  5. testudoaubreii thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much!

    So I won't mess up the installation of Sierra which is the OS that is installed right now if I delete the recovery first, correct?
     
  6. sakabaro macrumors regular

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    I wish I had a 2105 MacBook Pro as well! :)
     
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  8. Mike Boreham macrumors 65816

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    When you have done your complete erase, the fresh install will put a Recovery Partition back. It is needed for various things and useful. Don't delete it.

    Personally in your situation with a new second hand MBP, I would make a bootable USB installer. Boot from it and erase the internal drive(Recovery and main partitions) and reinstall (recreating the Recovery as above)
     
  9. testudoaubreii thread starter macrumors member

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    This site's adoration with old apple technology is so funny. In 3 years, you will all be saying how much you miss the 2017 Macbook
     
  11. Yamisky0 macrumors member

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    I believe that user was making a joke about the typo that said 2105 and not 2015.
     
  12. goslowjoe macrumors member

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    The adoration comes from owners of these units who understand that although the units are older than the 2017 ones, they have none of the problems. I have a mid-2014 15" and it is awesome - nothing has ever gone wrong with it. Older technology does not mean it will be worse than the 2017 model, given the latter's reported problems. So what if it is fraction thicker/heavier/slower.
     
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    Stop complaining about a damn keyboard that apple will replace for free soon
     
  14. CrazyForCashews macrumors regular

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    If it ain't broke...
     
  15. goslowjoe macrumors member

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    Umm, did I mention the word "keyboard"?
     
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    Yes
     

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