Wiping HD and reinstalling OS X question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jbud72, Aug 4, 2012.

  1. jbud72 macrumors member

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    I'm getting ready to sell my 2007 Macbook Pro (3,1 I think) and have run into a problem when I am trying to wipe my hard drive.

    I no longer have the original install disk that came with the computer. The only disk I have is a retail Snow Leopard disk. I tried to boot from this so that I could wipe the hd and reinstall OS X, but it keeps ejecting the DVD and not letting me.

    What can/should I do? The machine currently has Lion installed on it; will the internet recovery work? Thanks in advance guys.
     
  2. -tWv- macrumors 68000

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    If it has Lion boot it and hold option after it makes the startup noise. After holding option a boot menu will pop up and there should be an option for a Lion Recovery Partition. Boot to that partition and you should be able to do a clean install of Lion with your apple ID.
     

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