OS X :: How To Format MacBook Air And Reinstall Leopard

Apr 8, 2009

I want to wipe a MacBook Air completely and install from scratch using the original restore disks.

Trouble is... yes, there is no optical drive. Can I just attach a USB DVD drive (from a PC, not a Mac), hold down C when booting, and proceed as with (say) a normal MacBook?


MacBook Pro :: New Logic Board - Format And Reinstall Leopard?

Aug 3, 2009

So I got the black screen of death on my 2.2 santa rosa macbook pro and Apple changed the logic board for free because of a known Nvidia 8600 Gt problem. The thing is now leopard doesn't run as smooth as it did before the incident. I've repaired the disk permissions, and it got a little better, but still... it doesn't feel like it was. Is there anything else I could do? Do you recommend formatting and resintalling Leopard?

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OS X :: Can I Reinstall/Format Leopard Without Formating XP?

Apr 9, 2009

my Leopard is running very slow and weird iTunes is all jittery and programs seem to like to spaz sometimes, so ive decided i'll reinstall leopard the thing is tho i have windows xp and dot wanna delete the partition and reinstall windows Xp its one of the most annoying things i do in life, lol anyways so can i install leopard then run the boot camp assistant and just find the boot camp partition click ok and be happy?

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MacBook Air :: Wants To Reinstall Osx Leopard

Oct 15, 2010

I have a macbook air. I need to reinstall osx leopard. I downloaded an image of leopard. However, I cant get it mounted on my 8gb USB stick. I only have a windows computer. I tried Transmac but it did not work> It asks me to decompres the DMG file.

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MacBook Air :: Reinstall SL Over Leopard (Leaving It In New State)

Nov 1, 2009

So I just installed Leopard on my MBA. I now need to install SL on it, while leaving it in the "new state". How can I do this?

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MacBook Air :: Safari Crashes After Reinstall Leopard - How To Fix It

Jun 2, 2009

i reinstalled my leopard on my macbook air and today, apparently, my safari always crashed.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Format And Reinstall OS On Late 2009

Feb 7, 2012

I'd like to format and reinstall operating system for my mbp 15 inch from internet (no startup CD required). What keys I should press when the mbp Startup?

MacBook Pro (15-inch 2.53 GHz), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Format Drive / Reinstall And Restore System From TM Backup?

Apr 20, 2012

My Macbook Pro hard drive failed. It is completely unrecoverable. I've purchased a replacement. How do I format the drive, install Lion and restore my system from my Time Machine backup?My Time Machine backup was created from a USB connection directly to my Macbook Pro.I have a Apple Lion USB Install Thumbdrive.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Air :: Want To Reinstall The Os, But It Wont Do It?

Sep 28, 2009

My Air was such a nice laptop, but after installing 10.5.8 it has become a nightmare. I want to reinstall the os, but it wont do it.I have installed remote disk, and trying to remotely reinstall it. I do what it says: Turn off my MBA and hold option in while i turn it back on. However, when I turn it back on, no airport shows. I click the (...) and write the name of my airport and i write the pw, but it wont connect. It has been trying to connect for about 15minutes now, but nothing happens..I dont need any other CDs then what came with the air, right? Im using "Mac OS X install disk 1" now.

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MacBook Air :: How To Reinstall Lion On It

May 1, 2012

How do i do clean install on Macbook pro 2011

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Applications :: Cannot Reinstall Adobe Air On MacBook

Aug 27, 2010

I use to Tweetdeck on my Macbook Pro, but recently I can't reinstall Adobe Air. I have uninstall and reinstall many times. I am running 10.6.4.

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MacBook Air :: How To Reinstall OSX Without Superdrive

Apr 8, 2008

I would like to reinstall my MBA, I have not the superdrive, how can I proceed, I would like the next owner of my laptop to have my computer like New In Box.

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MacBook Air :: Uninstall ITunes So That I Can Reinstall It?

Feb 6, 2012

iTunes is failing to open on my MBA I have tried to unistall it and reinstall but the download won't work

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MacBook Air :: Can't Reinstall Using Drive

Feb 28, 2012

I want to reinstall my MacBook Air with the 10.6 'Reinstall Drive' that came with the MBA -- the small USB key.

When I insert the device it pops up a window and I click the install icon; it tells me it will not reboot, which it does. The Apple log appears and the nothing happens (I have left it for 15 minutes).In the manual it tells me I can also insert the device, start eh MBA and hold down the C key. Same thing, apple logo then nothing else

Info:MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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How To Reinstall IPhoto And IMovie On Macbook Air

Jun 18, 2012

how can i reinstall iPhoto and iMovie on my macbook air (if they are not shown on the purchases collumn in the app store)

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MacBook Air :: Format An External CD-player?

Jun 23, 2012

how can I format an external cd-player that runs on windows? I want to change that to mac, so I can copy my cd's

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OS X :: Formatting MacBook Air Software Reinstall Drive

Oct 24, 2010

I just received my new MacBook Air 11" and love it! Though I no longer want the USB Software Reinstall Drive to contain the 10.6 and iLife '11 and I am looking for a way to format the USB thumb drive into a usable flash drive. I tried using the disk utility, but it only sees the drive like a CD containing the information and not like a flash drive, eliminating the simple option to just use the disk utility to erase. Hoping that someone can help me use this neat looking USB drive for something more than a piece of plastic I never pull back out of my box.

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MacBook Air :: Size Of Software Reinstall Drive?

Oct 28, 2010

Does anyone know the size of the Macbook Air Software Reinstall Drive? Can it be used to drop data on with the dmg sitting on it or is it just the dmg and no more space?

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MacBook Air :: Reformat - Use As USB Reinstall Drive?

Nov 7, 2010

Is this posible? Could I use it as a normal USB drive?

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MacBook Air :: SSD Failure - How To Remote Reinstall

Feb 17, 2008

while enjoying a beautiful, sunny day here I was outside with my MBA surfing the web. I had a few other apps open at the same time like iTunes, QuickTime and Mail. Safari all of a sudden beach balls and I wait a bit until I try doing a force quit on it. After a while I still have no response and I cannot close it. So, I hold my breath while forcing a shutdown with the power button. To make a long story short, I ended up with the flashing question mark on the gray screen. Now I'm doing a remote reinstall from my MBP!

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MacBook Air :: How To Optimize Space Without Full Reinstall

Mar 12, 2008

Does anyone have how to claim more space on the MBA without having to do a full reinstall? Also anyone using bootcamp + vista recommend a partition size?

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MacBook Air :: Recover/reinstall App Mail On It?

Feb 6, 2012

reinstall mail on my pro book?

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MacBook Air :: Software Reinstall Drive Will Work On MBP?

Dec 14, 2010

Will it work on other Macbooks? I need to reformat my Macbook Pro, but my DVD drive isn't working. I see one on eBay for sale right now so I'm just wondering.

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MacBook Air :: Complete Reinstall Mac OsX Using Thumbdrive?

Dec 29, 2010

i just bought a MBA 11' and is a first time i own mac product. so i am completely newbie in MAC.

i saw a sticky up there to complete install fresh Mac OsX in the MBA to free space. i would like to do it but i dun have the DVD. i know the MBA come with the installation thumb drive, can i follow the instruction in the post and use the thumbdrive to install fresh copy?

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MacBook Air :: Clean Reinstall And Then Do Time Machine Migration

Jan 23, 2009

I just received my refurb 1.8/SSD Air and I'm excited about getting it up and running. I'm confused about one thing. If I do a reinstall to delete printer drivers and languages, and then do a time machine migration from my MBP, would all of the drivers and languages reappear from the migration?

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MacBook Air :: How To Reinstall Lion OS X After Restoring To Faculty Settings

May 1, 2012

My dad bought this Mac which had already installed lion OS X, but I jus restored it to faculty settings and whenever I try to install the OS it takes  forever to do something and just ends up telling me to try again.

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Hardware :: New MacBook Air Features - USB Software Reinstall Drive

Oct 20, 2010

Rather than relying on an external optical drive or another computer sharing its DVD drive, the new Mac Book Air supplies a solid state reinstallation drive the plugs into the USB port. The new drive, a naked mini USB dongle without the usual shielding, is pictured on Apple's MacBook Air product page as among the items included in the box. The new MacBook Air, with screen sizes of 11.6 and 13.3 inches, was introduced Wednesday.The new USB device eliminates any need for optical media, without taking up storage space on the sold state hard drive as many other PC do with their factory reinstall partition.

Apart from USB 2.0 ports on either side of the unit, the new MacBook Air design uses a conventional MagSafe port for power (using a 45 watt adapter), a MiniDisplay port that supports DVI, Dual-link DVI, HDMI (with audio), and VGA signaling with the use of external adapters, and a standard headphone port (which supports iPhone-style headphones with a remote and integrated mic). There is also an integrated microphone built into the side of the unit.

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MacBook Air :: Install ILife On IMac From Software Reinstall Drive

Nov 12, 2010

The USB "Software Reinstall Drive" that came with my MacBook Air, has iLife on it. The "Software Reinstall Drive" is recognised by my iMac and I can open it. However, when I try to run the iLife installer it says that it cannot install on this computer. Does anyone have any ideas or do you think that it is irrevocably fixed to the MacBook Air?

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MacBook Air :: Apple OSX USB Unable To Reinstall OS X - How To Reset Computer

Nov 24, 2010

I wanted to reformat my computer to "factory setting" and inserted the usb that came along with the mba i bought. Clicked install and restarted and followed instruction.

When the installation was done and computer rebooted, i didn't see any changes at all. Everything was exactly the same.

Anyone knows what's wrong?

Really wants to reset my computer...

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MacBook Air :: How To Erase Data To Make Space Available To Reinstall Mac OS X Lion

Mar 13, 2012

My MB Air is not booting (I get the ever gray Apple logo screen with the spinning wheel, and nothing happens) Following instructions I found online, I tried the disk utility repair disk and permissions and, apparently, there's nothing wrong.  Still, the system won't boot! 

I'm now trying to reinstall Mac OS X Lion, but the system requires about 0.5 GB of additional free disk space to install! 

Is there anyway I can access the OS terminal screen (command line interface), so I may delete a few files, creating additional disk space? 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3), OS reinstall

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OS X :: Trying To Reinstall Leopard On MacBook - Keeps Restarting

Jun 16, 2010

I misplaced my recovery disk so im using my leopard cd when I put in osx it prompts to restart the computer. Once I do that it keeps rebooting over and over it has a grey screen but here the mac reboot sound. Once I take out the leopard cd then it reboots up normally.

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MacBook :: Reinstall Leopard Using IMac Disc?

Feb 10, 2009

I just got a macbook from ebay. It didn't come with its original install discs. I know it's the latest white model before the aluminium updates- it has a 2.4ghz processor and 160GB. I want to re-install leopard on it and do an erase and install. Is it OK to use the leopard discs that came with my housemates imacs? Or will they be different in some way?

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MacBook Air :: If Reinstall Osx Lion From The Internet Will Lose Apps And 3rd Party Software

Feb 27, 2012

I reinstalled from a time machine backup and lost my backup partition plu some of my stuff seems to hang up now. my machine shipped with lion so i can get the internet reinstall i just dont want lose my apps and software

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: How To Reinstall Java On MacBook Pro

Jun 3, 2012

How do i re-install java on my macbook pro running 10.5.8. When I open a .jar file, it pops up "the java jar file could not be launched. Check the console for possible error messages." Since I just purchased this used laptop, I figured it needs java re-installed.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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MacBook Pro :: Format Snow Leopard And New Installation?

May 22, 2012

I want to format my Macbook Pro (Intel i7 2.7 GHz) and give it a fresh installation of Snow Leopard. I currently have two partitions on my 500 GB hard drive: the first one with the operative system, and the second one with all the backup data I want to save. Anyone can assure me that, if I install Snow Leopard again through the installation DVD, the second partition will NOT be erased? I have partial backup of the data, but not enough space for everything on my external drives. I just want to make sure that the second partition remains untouched during the installation. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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