Resolved reformatting macbook

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vong, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. vong, Mar 16, 2011
    Last edited: Mar 16, 2011

    vong macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    my current macbook pro is starting to feel sluggish, so im about to reformat my macbook, but how do i do that? do i just put in the OSX cd and install the OSX? (not used to reformatting mac's, but i know how to reformat windows)

    also, if i restore from a timemachine back up, my macbook will still be sluggish correct? i have to do a clean restore, IE; just drag and drop the things i want (music and videos)and install apps and etc all over again.
  2. mgartner0622 macrumors 65816


    Jun 6, 2010
    Colorado, USA
    Yes, you should do a clean restore.
    Insert your Mac OS CD, and restart.
    Then, after you select the language, go to the utilities menu, then disk utility.
    Go to the format screen, and format your hard drive. (This will erase the HDD so keep everything you want on a DVD, CD, flash drive, or something)
    Next, quit disc utility and again follow the on-screen instructions.
  3. vong thread starter macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    okay thanks, and thats what i figured about the time machine ha ha. ill reformat next week. since thats when s-break starts. thanks :)

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