I know how to format my hard drive but I was wondering:I have snow leopard on my computer, but I don't have the snow leopard disc. I have the leopard disc but when I download my stuff from my backup. Will the OS be in the data? or will I have leopard
asked Aug 17 '10 at 21:04
That depends greatly on how you setup the backup. If you used time machine, by default it backups the entire systems.. including the system files. In this way, you can restore previous states of the OS itself along with your own files. However, if you excluded the system files, you will need the install disc.
If you did backup the entire system, use the Leopard disc's Utility menu to restore the system. Here's Apple's "how to" on this topic:
answered Aug 17 '10 at 21:21