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Hi there,

I'm a total newbie to Macs, so I apologise in advance if this is a really dumb question.

I've just bought a secondhand Mac which had Snow Leopard 10.6.4 installed. I upgraded it to the latest version 10.6.5.

Since using it yesterday, I noticed that there still quite a few annoying little things left behind from the previous owner and I now feel like I want to do a complete OSX re-install and just start afresh, before I put lots of my own files and applications on it.

Reading the manual about this, it says "Don't attempt to install an earlier version of Mac OSX on your Macbook Pro"

Given this, do you think it will be a problem to reinstall OSX?

Again, apologies if this is a basic question

Thanks for reading

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No problem "assuming" you're using the discs that shipped with the machine.

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Yes I would be.... everything was included in the sale....

That's great - thanks so much for confirming. Really appreciate the help.
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Before erasing anything double check the discs you received are in fact OS X.6. Not unknown for someone to update the OS from say Leopard to Snow Lopard and sell without those SL discs, just Leopard.

Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!
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