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Help! How do i install os on new macbook hard drive!


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Old hard drive crashed. Bought/installed new hard drive. How do I install OSX Snow Leopard on new hard drive? I am absolute novice with MAC...
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You need the two disks that came with you mac.
Insert the one labelled install disk one into the laptop then start it up.
From there it's simple onscreen instructions as far as I remember.

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Don't forget that you may also need to format the new HD. As Zigdog mentioned:

- you need boot your computer (insert disk, hold down "c" key) from the gray disk #1 that came with your Mac when new (or a compatible full install OS disk)
- if you need to format the new hard drive you will need to launch Disk Utility to do the formatting (Mac OS Extended Journaled)
- then proceed with the OS install.

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First of all, thanks for the input...Bought Mac from a friend of a friend, therefore no gray disk.
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First of all, thanks for the input...Bought Mac from a friend of a friend, therefore no gray disk.
Ok then...the first thing we need to know is what model Mac do you have? This will let us know what OS install options you have.

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Black MacBook. On the old hard drive I had OSX Snow Leopard installed. I had a Mac & More store do it was crazy expensive and would like to try to do this myself. I am fairly proficient with Windows and do this stuff for my desktops and other laptop...
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Black MacBook. On the old hard drive I had OSX Snow Leopard installed. I had a Mac & More store do it was crazy expensive and would like to try to do this myself. I am fairly proficient with Windows and do this stuff for my desktops and other laptop...
Thanks for the info...I wanted to be sure if you had an Intel based Mac computer or not. Since you do (and don't have the original gray install discs)...your best option is to get a $29 dollar OS 10.6 install disk from your nearest Apple retail store...or purchase it online from Apple.com or elsewhere.

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I have the following: Mac OS X Snow Leopard Install DVD Version 10.6.3.
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You should be able to format the drive and install from that disc. You Even run Disk Utility from that DVD if you have not yet formatted the drive. here are Apple's directions for various types of installations http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/...structions.pdf

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Thanks for all of the info...the cd drive kept ejecting the installation cd...so I took it to the Mac & More store...hopefully they will be able to solve the issue.
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Thanks for all of the info...the cd drive kept ejecting the installation cd...so I took it to the Mac & More store...hopefully they will be able to solve the issue.
It's always possible that the DVD drive on this black MacBook is bad...or there's a problem with the Snow Leopard install DVD.

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- Computer seems slower than it used to? Read this for some speedup tips: Speedup
- Almost full hard drive? Some solutions. Out of Space
- Apple Battery Info. Battery
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