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I'm installing a MacBookPro via DVD which I booted from. Do I use Disk Utility to format the HD which has an OLD OS X, with users info on it that I don't want, so it WON'T upgrade and retain user data, and instead would actually install a fresh copy with NOTHING inherited?

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Yes, during install you can start disk utility and re-partition/format the hard drive. Make sure you set it as a GUID partition type so that OS X recognises it is a boot drive.

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Thank you very much! :-) –  CivilLizard Apr 20 '11 at 1:02

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