Wanting to restart from scratch

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by jrm27, Mar 23, 2011.

  1. jrm27 macrumors 6502

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    Hi all,

    I've got a macbook pro that I want to completely wipe and start from scratch. I have time machine backups that I could restore to, but I'm having some issues and just would feel better starting from 0. What's the best way to do that?

    Also, once I do that, can I pull over individual files from the time machine backups I have? I've lost some install disks for my Microsoft Office Suite too... can I pull those applications over from a time machine backup? Any advice would be most appreciated.

    -jon
     
  2. ddehr026 macrumors 6502

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    #2
    If you have a snow leopard disk, you should be able to insert that, format the internal drive, install SL, and then hook up your time machine when it asks, and just check "applications", and "documents" if that's what you want.
     
  3. euphoria47 macrumors member

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    ^Before you do that, run software update and get the 10.6.7 combo, as well as all of the other patches.
     

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