Reformating a mac

Discussion in 'macOS' started by macuser1991, Apr 24, 2012.

  1. macuser1991 macrumors member

    Feb 7, 2012
    hey guys i recently tried to reformat my mac with the mac os disc and i just finished the full process and followed the tutorial on youtube, and then it restarted and it had all my old stuff and my background on it? i do not know what went wrong at the end it told me it was done and finished, i have the right disc and i followed the steps but once it restarted it came back to the old settings and everything? any help
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
    Did you use Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard or Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard DVDs?

    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:

    And what exact YouTube video (link) did you follow?

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