Starting Over...

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by lanervoza, Dec 20, 2007.

  1. lanervoza macrumors member

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    #1
    I just bought a new-to-me (used) MBP, and I would like to do a reformat/fresh install such that it's like I just opened the box of a brand-new computer.

    How can I do that? I'll also be installing 10.5 (The computer comes with 10.4.9). Is there a way to do it with the Leapord Install?

    Basically, I'm excited but scared I'll screw something up, so I thought I'd ask first.

    Thanks,
    Alex
     
  2. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

    GimmeSlack12

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    #2
    Boot from the DVD. Run Disk Utility, Format the drive. Install Leopard. Boom.
    EDIT: boot from dvd (restart computer hold down 'c')
     
  3. psychofreak Retired

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    Put in the Leopard disk, choose to restart, and then follow the steps. In one of the first steps, there will be a button ('options' or 'customize') where you can choose 'Erase & Install' :)

    Its the same with a Tiger disk, but you may as well do it with the Leopard disk...
     
  4. GimmeSlack12 macrumors 603

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    #4
    I like my way better.
     

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