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    How to make your HD fresh again?
    Hey guys,

    Ok....so I've decided to something in order to try and fix a problem, but first need to know if it's possible, and how to actually do it

    I'm on OSX and wanting to wipe my hard drive completely clean, and reinstall everything fresh again. The OS everything as if it was a new computer.

    How do I go about doing this?

    I know I will lose my files so I already have all backed up.

    How do I reinstall or completely restart OSX? I still have the disk it came with when I bought my MBP.

    My computer stats are: late 09 macbook pro 15 inch. 2.8ghz core 2, 4gb ram, 500 GB HD 7200rpm...pretty sure it's a seagate drive.

    Thanks guys!

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    -Boot from the install disc holding C while booting until you see the spinning gear.
    -Select language and click continue.
    -Select utilities>disk utility in the menu bar (this takes a few seconds to appear).
    -Select the HD at the top of the list on the left.
    -Click erase tab.
    -Format Mac Os Extended (Journaled).
    -Name Macintosh HD.
    -Click erase.
    -Quit disk utility menu, and continue with installation.

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    @6string!

    Sorry for the late response, was away the whole day yesterday. THANK YOU for the help and the response, I have it in a notepad now

    Thanks again!

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