Late 2006 MBP :: Proper Erase and Reinstall

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Saladsamurai, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Saladsamurai macrumors regular

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    Hey guys,

    I am erasing and reinstalling so that I can give my old MBP to the girlfriend. It came with Tiger and I upgraded to Leopard an then to Snow Leopard. Do I need to use the original Tiger disk that came with the system and then do incremental upgrades? Or can I start out with the latest version of SL ?
     
  2. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Just do a reformat and install SL. It shouldn't give you any issues with that.
     
  3. d88co88 macrumors 6502

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    Start up from the SL disc and go into disk utility. Format your hard drive then. Then install and it should be fine.
     
  4. Saladsamurai thread starter macrumors regular

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    Well I went this route and about half way through realized that by only installing the most recent disc, I lose the extra preinstalled software like iPhoto and the like.

    I think I need to reformat and install from the factory disc and THEN install the most recent upgrade.

    Oh hindsight.....
     
  5. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    So... then re-install iLife? It's on the 2nd install DVD that came with your mac...
     

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