Please help! I need to reformat my hd now!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tkmcm05, May 12, 2011.

  1. tkmcm05 macrumors newbie

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    I need to reformat my hd but I don't have my discs to do so. Is there any other way I can do this? I have my friends OSX disc but it will not let me use this on my MacBook Pro. PLEASE HELP!
     
  2. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

    Dave Braine

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    You'll need the discs for your computer, I'm afraid. Apple will sell you some if you give them the serial number of your Mac.
     
  3. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    If the purpose of this reformat is to erase your hard disk, you might try getting a linux distro and using that to format the HD. I have never tried this on a mac, but I don't see a reason it won't work.
     
  4. John T macrumors 68020

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  5. r0k macrumors 68040

    r0k

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    I think the OP wants to "wipe and install" and that is why they are asking about an OS disk. You can pick up a Snow Leopard disk for $29 and it will work on any Mac. Apple will probably charge you less for a replacement for the disk that came with your system but you can walk in and pick up a SL disk in a few minutes (provided you are near an Apple Store or Best Buy that happens to have SL in stock).
     

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