Reformat my MacBook, but lost CD's

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tarsus.6, Dec 16, 2010.

  1. tarsus.6 macrumors newbie

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    Hello fellow nerds. ;)

    I lost my silly Disk DVD. I have the ones for my iMac, however they don't work. I get the message (you cannot install os x on this computer).

    What I want.... this computer is about 2 years old. I want to reformat it to square one. Like brand new. I already backed everything up.

    When I called apple, I mentioned I just purchased Snow Leapord.. they said.. no biggy, just install that and it will replace everything back to square one. Well, that didn't work. I still have all my old programs.

    What should I do? Thanks!!:)
     
  2. tarsus.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    step two says, "Boot from the install disc by holding alt key)

    However I don't have the install disc.
     
  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    What Snow Leopard disc do you have then? You need the retail version or the ones that came with that specific Mac
     
  4. ZenErik macrumors 6502

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    Boot with the snow leopard disk. Go into disk utility and reformat your HDD. Then install to that HDD.
     
  5. tarsus.6 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Got it! use snow leapord disk. and follow those directions :) thanks
     

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