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I am looking to buy a macbook pro from a friend. It is a 2006, hasn't been used much lately and still has 10.4.11 on it. I would like to remove it and install my own 10.6. How can I do this? I don't want to simply upgrade because I would like to remove all of her info and stuff, so I would like to delete the current system and install a fresh one. Is this easy? I do not have the original disks for the machine.
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If you want to reinstall OS 10.6...just purchase an OS 10.6 OS install disk from Apple for $19.99:

Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)

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So I don't need to remove the current system? I was afraid that it would simply "update" and not clear out the old system. Thanks
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So I don't need to remove the current system? I was afraid that it would simply "update" and not clear out the old system. Thanks
Boot the computer with the 10.6 disk you purchase...then wipe the drive...then do the OS 10.6 install. All's good!

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Cool. Thanks, Nick!
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