Reinstall help

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by xmanmadex, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. xmanmadex macrumors newbie

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    I've done a bit of searching and I can't come up with a definite answer.

    I bought a Macbook off of a repair guy on Craigslist. The Macbook is mint, blah blah

    It has the previous user's information installed and I'd like to restore it to factory settings.

    It didn't come with the original startup disks and I bought a copy of Snow Leopard.

    Here's my question, can I do a reinstall to factory settings from the Snow Leopard disks, and if not would I be able to find and use someone elses Tiger OS disk?

    Thanks for any bit of help
    -Doug
     
  2. tofagerl macrumors 6502a

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    Yep. Insert disc, hold Alt/Option, and reboot.
     
  3. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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  4. xmanmadex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Snow Leopard
     
  5. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    ok, does it have leopard installed right now or tiger?
     
  6. xmanmadex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Leopard
     
  7. celticpride678

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    Launch into the Snow Leopard DVD by holding down the Option key at startup. Then, go into Utilities in the menu bar and select Disk Utility. Find Macintosh HD in the sidebar and format it using the Format tab. THIS WILL ERASE ALL DATA ON THE DISK.

    Then, just head back into the Snow Leopard installer by quitting Disk Utility and install Snow Leopard.
     
  8. firemedicmark macrumors 6502

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    this!
     
  9. xmanmadex thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for your help guys. I really appreciate it.

    I'm going to try it now and give it a shot. I'll report back if you're interested.

    Beers are on me!

    -Doug
     
  10. xmanmadex thread starter macrumors newbie

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