Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1


    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2013
    Posts
    3
    buying and cleaning a used mac
    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.

  2. #2

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    34,191
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    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.)

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2013
    Posts
    3
    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

  4. #4

    pigoo3's Avatar
    Member Since
    May 20, 2008
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    34,191
    Specs:
    2011 13" MBP 2.3ghz, 8gig ram, OS 10.8.5
    Quote Originally Posted by macgirl568 View Post
    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!

    - Nick
    - Too many "beachballs", read this: Beachballs
    - Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some slow computer tips: Speedup
    - Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
    - Apple Battery Info. Battery

  5. #5


    Member Since
    Oct 26, 2013
    Posts
    3
    Cool. Thanks, Nick!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Cleaning up my Mac
    By mreese88 in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 06-13-2013, 09:36 AM
  2. Need help cleaning out my Mac.
    By Jack Tripper in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 10-06-2011, 02:01 AM
  3. Cleaning up the Mac.
    By carpenterken in forum OS X - Operating System
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 11-13-2008, 06:51 PM
  4. Cleaning your Mac
    By madinmex in forum Switcher Hangout
    Replies: 13
    Last Post: 06-19-2008, 06:00 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •