Snow Leopard install question

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by B.A.T, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. B.A.T macrumors 6502a

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    I've bought a used mac mini as well as a larger/faster hard drive that I plan to replace the existing hard drive with. I'm pretty new with replacing hardware o I'm not sure what the best way would be to install snow Leopard on the new disc.
    What I'd like to have is a new drive with a fresh install. I could care less about any of the existing files from the original hard drive so I don't need to back anything up. My question is can I install the new hard drive and then just insert Snow Leopard or do i have to do something else? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. tekkierich macrumors member

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    yes you can

    Install the new drive, put the OS X disk in and it should boot. After you choose your language, you will need to use Disk Utility to format the blank drive. After the format, you can carry on with the OS X install as normal.

    tekkierich
     
  3. B.A.T thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's exactly what I was hoping to hear. Thanks.
     

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