Macbook Pro reinstall question

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  1. HE15MAN macrumors 6502a

    HE15MAN

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    A user at the college bought a MBP roughly a year and a half ago, and she deleted a few things and now it is acting funny. I wanted to just reinstall OSX and start fresh but she said it never came with any install CD's.

    Am I stuck? What is the best way to format and reinstall? Would any OSX cd work?
     
  2. spinnerlys Guest

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    You could buy the Sow Leopard Upgrade DVD, which works like a Retail version of Mac OS X. It costs 29 USD, but it does not contain iLife. You could also contact Apple and ask for Replacement Restore DVDs, they cost between 15 and 30 USD, maybe you can get them for less, as the MBP didn't have any to begin with. Just make sure you have the serial number of the MBP ready, if you go that route.
     
  3. HE15MAN thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So you cannot use the DVD that came with another macbook?
     
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    Yes, you can't use a Restore DVD of any other Mac, unless it is the exact same model, like MacBook Pro 4,1. Thus you can't use a Restore DVD from a MacBook Pro 4,1 for a MacBook Pro 4,2.


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  5. DewGuy1999 macrumors 68040

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    If the MBP was purchased new, it came with 2 DVDs, tell her to look in the little Everything Mac folder that came with the MBP.
     

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