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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista
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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista
    As I need my laptop (MacBook Pro) right now for classes and what not I will not do this quite yet. However, over Christmas break I hope to wipe my drive entirely and re-install 10.5 / 10.5.1 as well as Boot Camp w/ Vista.

    Currently I have XP and 10.5.1.

    I know how to delete XP, just go to Boot Camp and change it to 1 partition. However, how do I go about deleting/formatting 10.5 as to wipe it entirely and re-install on top of it? Any way to do a secure format (write all 0's to the hard drive)?

    Thanks a ton, I have a lot of work ahead of me over X-Mas break doing all of this and getting all my apps/settings back before classes start again on Jan. 7

    I have an external hard drive where I can back up all of my downloads/music/documents, etc. so that is no issue.

    The reason for doing all of this is because I did an "upgrade" install and I hate XP now. I want a clean install of both 10.5 and Vista so everything runs smoothly and I have the the two best Operating Systems on my computer. I may even tri-boot with a small partition for Ubuntu but that's a lot of work AFAIK.

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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista
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    Boot from the DVD and then select Disc Utility from the TOOLS menu in the toolbar. Use disc utility to format the drive, selecting the OPTIONS button to do select the write all 0/1 to the drive option.

    There is really no need to do this for OSX, it's not Windows.


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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista

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    Delete XP. Then boot through your Leopard DVD. Select clean install. After Leopard is installed, run the boot camp assistant.

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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista
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    Quote Originally Posted by goobimama View Post
    Delete XP. Then boot through your Leopard DVD. Select clean install. After Leopard is installed, run the boot camp assistant.
    Seems way too easy, hah. Nice. TY. Will the "Boot Camp" drivers work with Vista as well? I assume they're XP drivers.

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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista
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    yea, the drivers that are included with the leopard disk are xp and vista compatable. Once youre done installing vista, pop in your leopard disk, and the bootcamp/windows dirvers setup will appear.

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    Wiping 10.5 & XP and re-installing 10.5 & Vista

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