Updated: March 09, 2023
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Can I erase all software on my 14" MacBook Pro and re-install a clean copy of OS Monterey,version 12.6.2?

I copied a lot of unintended software from another computer using the Migration tool.

Hello, thank you for using Howly.
You can delete all of the data from your MacBook.
You'll have a clean system as on the new MacBook.
Do you want me to provide you with instructions on how to do this?

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Here are the instructions:

  1. Choose the Apple menu> System Settings, then click General in the sidebar. (You may need to scroll down.)
  2. Click Transfer or Reset on the right, then click Erase All Contents and Settings.
  3. In Erase Assistant, enter your administrator information and click Unlock.
  4. Review items that will be removed in addition to your content and settings.
  5. If your Mac has multiple user accounts, click the arrow next to your account name to review the items.
  6. Click Continue, then follow the onscreen instructions.
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