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?

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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 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?

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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.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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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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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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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.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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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 :: 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 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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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Deleted ICal From MacBook Pro - How To Reinstall

Jun 17, 2012

I've tried restarting my computer using the Lion method on the website, but that didn't work.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), 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. 

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

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MacBook Pro :: Reinstall Snow Leopard Without Removing Bootcamp?

Dec 4, 2009

The title says it all but is there a way to do this? is it as simple as just reinstalling on the partition?

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: MacBook Pro Spring 2008 Model Trying To Reinstall 10.5.2?

Apr 3, 2012

im trying to reinstall OS X leopard 10.5.2 for a spring 2008 MACBOOKPRO model, it all went fine until the machien asked me to insert the INSTALL DISC 2 and after that computer doesnt recognize install disc 2  and i cant reinstall it with INSTALL  DISC 1 either, this is with original DVD9 (quite old DVDs), i dont know what is wrong, i did everything by the rules and now i cant restart de installation process, would love to get some info on how to restart the whole thing and if the DVDs age is somewhat related to this glitch.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5)

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OS X :: How To Reinstall Mac Snow Leopard Back On My Full Windows Macbook

Jul 24, 2010

i created a bootcamp partition and tried to install vista on my macbook

wen i go da parition selection screen i deleted all da paritions and installed a sole vista now my magicmouse is not working and how can i revert back to macntosh

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Find Snow Leopard Disc - How To Format MacBook Pro Without It

May 28, 2012

I can't find my snow leopard disc, How do I format my MacBook Pro without it?

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MacBook :: Cloning A Hard Disk Versus A Complete Reinstall Of Leopard

May 29, 2009

I have a white macbook which I purchased in 2007 ( it is the version that only goes to 2MB of Ram total). In anycase I have a Hard Drive that i want switch into it. The question I have is there any benefit to just reinstalling a fresh copy of Leopard vs using a cloning software (SuperDuper or Carbon Copy)? Here is why I ask:

I cant remember ever defragging the current drive ( if that possibility even exists in Leopard.
I dont remember running any system tool like utility.
I have basically kept computer on ( or on sleep) for the time Ive used it. It is the best computer i have ever had. It is VERY low maintainance.

So with that said....does cloning copy over every characteristic ( an fragmented drive...slowness {of which none really exists}....or the time to launch the OS when it is rebooted)?

With all of this said, I dont use this computer for much storage. I have a couple of MP3s on there which can be ported off of there with a USB flash drive....and a couple of documents. Everything else is pretty much expendable.

I dont know...something tells me that its just better to freshly install the OS.

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MacBook Pro :: Anyone Format External Drives In ExFAT Format?

Jan 9, 2011

I'm using Macbook Pro(2010, 10.6.6) and a PC with Windows 7. I need to transfer image files from both laptops to an external drive. I formatted the external drive in exFAT and wanted to know if there are any problems that might occur in the future. I already know there is an issue with such programs as Carbon Copy Cloner. I primarily need the drive for backup of the images and not system backups. Do you have any file corruption or other problems formatting in exFAT?

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OS X :: Reinstall 10.5 Leopard Over Upgraded MBP Snow Leopard?

Oct 31, 2009

I am having way too many problems with Snow Leopard... I lost communications with two printers in my office, lost emails, and just having way too many things to fix (should have waited). Can I reinstall OSX 10.5 (that came with my MBP 15)? I still have the original disks that came with the MBP.

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OS X :: Need To Reinstall Leopard On G5 (No SuperDrive)

Dec 12, 2010

I have iMac g5 with dead superdrive, and I need to reinstall mac OS X leopard. How I could do it? I mean, is there way to install from USB stick? I have asus x50n laptop with windows vista inside, maybe some how I could use it's dvd rom to my imac?

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OS X :: Unable To Reinstall Leopard?

Dec 16, 2008

So for my Mac Pro I just got a new hard drive to enable RAID and in the process of reinstalling leopard and restoring my files the restore seems to have frozen.

It is frozen on the transferring files to support applications. It says it has 3 minutes remaining but has said that for the last hour or so.

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Software :: Can't Reinstall Leopard - How To Fix It

Jul 13, 2008

in october i've bought leopard for my second generation macbook.

Now, after a year of university I want to reinstall it, to speed up a little bit. When I start on form the leopard disk, it just stay on the apple-logo, spinning.

I've tried multiple times. Once I've got into the process, but than it asked me to clean the DVD, while it never left the box! it's very clean!

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: How To Reinstall Without The Disk

Feb 20, 2012

My macbook is about 5 years old. It needs resetting and, having been a student, I've moved about 5 or 6 times and have lost the disk. (Yes I've learned my lesson!) So how can I reinstall without it? I also need to upgrade my OS, probably to snow leopard, so I wondered whether I could erase everything and start from scratch whilst doing this?  If not, what options do I have? Do I need to buy the disk again? I have also got time machine backups, but they're from quite late, when the computer was already running slowly.

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Repairing Leopard From CD / Will Have To Format?

May 2, 2009

I cannot install any updates. Get a "run preflight script" error. I've tried repairing my disc permissions to no avail. I want to repair with the disc that came with my MBP. Will I be able to just repair the OS without reformatting and reinstalling? I ask this because I have SO MANY progs (as well as parallels with winXP) and such on the mac and it would take an entire day to reinstall everything. Just wanted to know if I could avoid that.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Format USB Key

Apr 16, 2012

Choose partition table, go to Options (see screenshot above). This step is often forgotten. It is probable that a new disk/flash has MBR table, as usual with PCs; GUID is for intel macs, APT for older PPC macs. If you want to exchange data with PCs, choose RAW, otherwise they will not be probably able to copy data unto this drive.So one first formats the partition, then the volume (partition, I suppose).However, the partition choices don't match the recommended formats: 

"MBR table" is presumably "Master Boot Record" (DOS/Windows only) "GUID" is first here (OS X 10.4 or later on Intel Macs only) "APT" is probably "Apple Partition Map" (all Macs only) "RAW" is the only one recommended for both Macs and PCs,but it is not an option in the screen shot above, nor when I go to the Partition tab in my Disk Utility (v.11.5.1). How do I choose RAW (to use as storage with Macs & PCs)?(Then I should erase the volume and format it as MS-DOS/Fat.)

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Best Way To Format Mac

May 6, 2012

I want to clean up my mac to make it faster. I have backed up everything onto an external hardrive using time machine. Should I just start deleting everything manually or is there an easier way?

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Partitioning Was Done Wrong - I Need To Reinstall Leopard?

Sep 2, 2010

I bootcamped Windows on my MacBook, but it was partitioned wrong, now my Mac OS, which was Leopard, is gone.

Is it possible for me to just upgrade now to Snow Leopard?

Or will I have to find my Startup disc for leopard to start it up?


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OS X :: Snow Leopard Cannot Install - How To Reinstall

Nov 18, 2010

Long story short, wanted to reinstall the OS cos it was acting up, performance-wise. SuperDrive hasn't functioned in years, so that's a no. Remote Install via PC doesn't work, this feature is limited to MacBook Airs. And finally, an external DVD drive didn't do the job, cos even after starting install - once it reboots, something in the OS tells it not to read from the external. Hours were put into these attempts!

Is there any other possible way to reinstall Snow Leopard?

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OS X :: Imac Won't Start / What To Do - Reinstall Leopard?

Feb 24, 2009

I'm in desperate need of help. Not too long ago I installed the latest apple security update, and I've notice some strange behavior from my imac ( 17" g5 with isight intel core2 duo) shortly afterward.

I can't get my imac to start up, and I don't know what to do. I NEED to access the files on my HD.

do I need to reinstall leopard? if so, how?

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OS X :: Won't Reinstall Leopard And Keep Bootcamp Partition

Apr 13, 2009

Can i Re-install Leopard and keep My Bootcamp Partition? Cause I think sumthing is up with my hard drive I repair permissions every day and the same tons of permission repairs come up every time i dont know what they are or why the permissions keep messing up everyday. Would reinstalling Leopard Fix this?

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OS X :: Will Snow Leopard Reinstall All Applications

Aug 21, 2009

I was just wondering if when I install Snow Leopard if it will remove all the Leopard applications and replace them with Snow Leopard-formatted applications, or if it will just edit the applications to work with Snow Leopard. Photo Booth is broken on my computer and I don't want to Archive and Install unless it's the absolute last resort.

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OS X :: Reinstall Original Leopard Disc

Oct 16, 2009

I have got my first mac (imac) so sorry if this is a really simple question. I recently upgraded to Snow Leopard but I am having bits of trouble with printing. As I have not yet got much data on my Mac I am thinking of going back to my original installation that came with the imac. I have backed up my data I want keep photos, music etc; onto DVD. When I put the installation disc in what is the best option to pick ? I do appreciate that I will have to re-install photoshop and other apps; I have installed. Will I have to re-configure my internet again? Basically I want to re-install the operating system I am also thinking of buying Superdupper any thoughts on this product.

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OS X :: Uninstall Leopard And Reinstall Tiger

Jul 4, 2010

I need to either un-install leopard and re-install Tiger, or figure out how to get my ilife back. I don't know how. Changed everything but the serial number. Have 2006 Macbook pro. Came with tiger 10.4.8 and the disks. Worked fine. Then bought a retail DVD of Leopard 10.5.6 installed it , of course I selected install and erase and then lost my ilife and my mind. For three days and nights I have tried to fix this, and I am not a Mac whiz. Tried reinstalling Tiger, pwr up, while pushing C ,d, and T .No go. Says drive won't accept it Tried erasing the Hard drive with disk utility. Won't let me. Tried re-partitioning. No go. Changed everything on the disk utility there. no go Finally I just re-booted with Leopard (works but still no ilife) and got on this Forum.

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OS X :: Time To Reinstall Snow Leopard

Jul 31, 2010

Got a kernel panic. I believe it be caused by a small piece of software that powers some touch screen technology that my company works with - software I was testing with my MacBook. As with Audacity though, sadly, some apps just don't translate well over to Mac. The uninstaller won't work. Also, my drive is seeking way too much, and I've got a lot of clutter. This image on my 17" is actually a holdover from my 13" over a year ago. Kudos to Apple for the seamless transition, but I think it's time for a clean slate.

Here's my challenge.
I'm not worried about the apps. I've got a tally of what I need and I can go get them again pretty easily. I'm also not worried about custom configurations - the dock was easy to tweak as was some of the settings. What I need to make sure I grab is the files that are not system files. Instead of restoring from Time Machine, I plan to reinstall the OS completely fresh, then install the latest versions of the apps, then copy back over my files. According to what I've read on Migration Assistant (and I did MRoogle it first), there is not an easy way to selectively pick and choose files that I want to migrate. Is that accurate?

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