older macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by mrcharisma, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. mrcharisma macrumors newbie


    Aug 22, 2015
    I have one of the last white 13 inch macbook. I have all the software that came with it. If I want to start from scratch and reformat and reload everything. What do I do?
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

    Apr 27, 2010
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Pop the disc in, boot holding down Option, choose to boot from the disc. When it's ready, select Disk Utility, click on the hard drive and select 'format' in Disk Utility. Quit, and then select Install Mac OS X from the menu.
  3. BrettApple macrumors 65816


    Apr 3, 2010
    Heart of the midwest
    Last white MacBook. One easy way if you want the current OS is to make a USB installer with DiskMaker X. Just re-download the latest OS X from the App Store and run DiskMaker X with an 8GB+ flash drive. Then hold the option key while booting and select your USB drive. You can then use Disk Utility to erase the drive and reinstall OS X fresh. Just like new.

    Or if you want the original OS. Go with the DVD's as stated. Probably some version of Snow Leopard I'd imagine. It'll get to 10.6.8 and you can use the other disk to reinstall things like iLife and iWork if you have them.

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