Resetting MBP from scratch..help?

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  1. ihyperthug macrumors newbie

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    My MBP (year or so old) is running slow and has a few bugs here and there. I want to wipe it and reinstall the OSX from scratch.

    1) What's the best process in doing this?
    2) IF I lost the install disc that specifically came with this mac, can I use one that I have with another more recent mac?

    3) Can I restore only certain programs/files from time machine? Or is it all of it form a given date?

    Thanks for the help!!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    1. With a retail disc.
    2. No.
    3. If you truly want a clean install you would reinstall the programs you want as well.
     
  3. ihyperthug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ugh. So I basically need to buy a new disc just for this is what you are saying? Might as well wait for the new OSX to come out right?
     
  4. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    If you don't have a disc, you need to acquire one some how.
    That's up to you.
     
  5. ihyperthug thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Well I have one from another Mac that I just bought but your saying that one won't work right?
     

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