07-26-2013, 02:15 AM #1
Snow Leopard to Mountain Lion HELP
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- Jul 17, 2009
So I have a 2011 Macbook Pro that came with Leopard originally. I upgraded to Snow Leopard (and unfortunately can't find my cd for it). I want to upgrade to Mountain Lion BUT I would like to erase everything and start clean. I backed everything up so that I can recover the files I need and get rid of all the other junk. Here are my questions:
1) How can I completely clean my macbook and get to Mountain Lion?
2) Would I be able to upgrade to Mountain Lion first, and then reformat so that I can sweep my macbook clean and also return to a fresh Mountain Lion?
3) If not, would I be able to sweep my macbook but keep my Snow Leopard since I can't find the CD and would rather not buy another one (this way I can still upgrade straight to Mountain Lion).
Also, my brother bought a macbook in 2012. It came with Snow Leopard but he bought it a week before Lion came out so he got Lion for free. Does the Mac OS X Install DVD that came with his laptop have Snow Leopard on it? Would I be able to use it to reboot my macbook and then upgrade to Mountain Lion?
Any help is much appreciated. My thoughts/ideas are all over the place so I'm just making sure I go with what is most efficient without screwing anything up.
07-26-2013, 07:51 AM #2
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- Dec 11, 2010
How to Clean Install OS X Mountain Lion
As for the brother's DVD. It is never a good idea to use a DVD for one model Mac on another model. They put different "drivers" on the specific DVDs and leave out the drivers for other models.
07-26-2013, 08:19 AM #3
Snow Leopard is OS 10.6. Snow Leopard was released Summer 2009. "Leopard" (OS 10.5)...was no longer shipped with new Mac computers after Summer 2009.
Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard - Apple Store (U.S.)
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