Completely Restore Mac OS X.

Discussion in 'iMac' started by JRayFilms, Jul 18, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    Apr 14, 2010
    #1
    I have an iMac that I have had for about 2 years. It has alot of stuff on it, and everything that I need I have put on an external hard drive. I was wanted to completely erase everything off of the imac now. I have the install discs it came with. But I never set up my time machine. I have googled to find how to do this and all I see is through time machine but I never set it up. So how do I completely restore it so it is fresh with nothing on it besides the OS?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    Hellhammer

    Joined:
    Dec 10, 2008
    Location:
    Finland
    #2
    Boot from the install disc and open Disk Utility from Utilities on the menu bar. Then select your hard drive and erase it. Simple install OS X after that and you will have a clean install with nothing except the OS X in the drive. Then copy your files back from the ext HD

    I would also upgrade to Snow Leopard
     

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