Bought a used imac 24inch for 900 Help Needed!!

Discussion in 'iMac' started by mag2001, Dec 5, 2007.

  1. mag2001 macrumors 6502

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    I want to erase everything from it and start new how do i do it. It has tiger in it and i bought leopard for it.
     
  2. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Start it up and shove in the Leopard disc. It will mount on the desktop. Double click and it will restart and boot up to the install screen.
    Before it restarts it may ask you for the system password. If you don't have the password then shut down the computer with the Leopard disc inside. Start up the computer and immediately hold down on the "C" key after the chime rings and the within a minute the Leopard install screen will appear.
    You can just follow the instructions about installing. You will be given the option to erase and install etc...

    For extra added cleansing, I would recommend going into Disk Utility located on the menu bar while in the install set up. In Disk Utility you can choose to erase, reformat and install, then exit out and continue to install OS X.

    Check out the "Customize" button on the install screen. You will have the choice to remove the unwanted languages and extra printer drivers to save disk space.
     
  3. mag2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    cool i will try this. Thanks fellow MR friend:)
     
  4. GregE macrumors 6502

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  5. motomac macrumors member

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    Where did you find a 24" used iMac for only $900??? Craigslist? ebay?
     
  6. negatv1 macrumors 6502

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    $900 for a 24inch iMac? That is pretty close to crackhead pricing.
     
  7. mag2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    some older lady bought it for a photography class and never used it. It came with apple care and cs3 premium all for 900. I couldn't pass that up. She said she needed to pay the rest of her credit card off. She said it was too hard to figure out how to use. oh and she had put in on craigslist here in San Antonio, Tx.:D
     
  8. Dimwhit macrumors 68000

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    Best. Deal. Ever.
     
  9. seenew macrumors 68000

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    my god, I hate you. :( :( :(
     
  10. MrT8064 macrumors 6502a

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    GRRRRRR... that is an amazing deal! i wish i could find deals like that in the UK!
     
  11. smee macrumors member

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    Omigosh, fine!
    That's the best deal i've ever heard of.
    Stealing from an old lady.... :mad:

    Lol, nice anyhow ;)
     
  12. mag2001 thread starter macrumors 6502

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