My Video Guide: How To Do A Clean Install Of Snow Leopard

Discussion in 'macOS' started by christurbo, Aug 30, 2009.

  1. christurbo macrumors regular

    Aug 20, 2009
    Staffordshire, UK
    I thought this might be useful if you wanted do do a clean install with the Snow Leopard DVD. There have been a lot of threads asking about it.


    Apple designed Snow Leopard 10.6 so that you cannot select 'Erase Install' when booting from DVD like in Leopard 10.5.

    Apple states that you need Leopard 10.5 installed in order to 'Upgrade' or 'Install' Snow Leopard 10.6 - This is not true.

    This guide shows you how to do a clean install of Snow Leopard 10.6. Extremely hand if you need to install a new hard drive.

    Please note this was performed off the 'Upgrade' disk - which shouldnt [according to Apple] be able to do a full install!

    I also outline how to migrate your data to the new install.

    Let me know what you think.


    YouTube - Guide: How To Do A Clean Fresh Full Install Of Apple Snow Leopard OS X 10.6


  2. IChing macrumors regular

    Sep 25, 2007
    I am having to replace my harddrive and have my backup on time machine and lost my osx disk in a move. Will I have any problems using time machine to get my data back using your method?

    Thanks for the great video.... I rated it up.

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