Formatting My iMac

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  1. joulail macrumors newbie

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    Hello

    First thing sorry for my bad language
    so im buying an used imac without any cd just the imac desktop and i want to upgrade it or format it to avoid the installed app and get new version
    and im new and this so plz can u clarify the methode to do this
    this is my information of my imac
    mac os x 10.5.8
    1983-2009
    Core2duo 2.4ghz
    thx

    ps: idont have any dvd
     
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    You'll need to get a DVD; no way around it. The easiest way is probably to pick up 10.6 on DVD; this is the last DVD version and should work on your machine.
     
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  4. joulail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thx guys for ur reply
    so till i get the dvds can u give me a way to download apps bcoz idont have
    app store and any way to speed my imac
    and ive another question so i need a dvd for just do factory reset ?
     
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    Bizarre.

    You'll get App Store after installing 10.6 and its updates, but there shouldn't be anything stopping you from downloading apps using Safari or another browser.
     
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  7. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    There's a few steps missing.
    You'll need the Snow Leopard (10.6) installed first, which you will need to update to 10.6.8
    That updating is simple, just run Software Update after you get connected to your internet.
    You won't have the App Store until you do those updates to 10.6.8

    Wiping the drive is a good first step.
    Probably no need to back up a "new" Mac that you just purchased, unless the seller put some important pictures or music on the drive, just for you. Backing up would probably just waste your time, if there's nothing important on the drive yet.

    If you need to download an app or two now, you can always go to one of the software download sites, such as macupdate.com
     
  8. joulail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx guys for ur help
    no my friend i need to purchase snow leaopard 10.6 than iwill get the app store and after that i can update my imac to any update without dvd ?
    and the probleme is im from morocco and i dont think apple ship or other seller will ship the dvd to this country
     
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    Hmm. You may need to find a local reseller or import a copy. Even Apple's Moroccan site doesn't say what to do; the entire "How to Upgrade" page is missing! :eek:
     
  10. joulail, Jul 21, 2014
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    joulail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx Guys For Ur Help
    and i will buy the dvd and hope will be shipped to me
     
  11. joulail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hello
    so now i want to buy recemended dvd snow leopard 10.6 as u suggest to me
    and ive finding those versions 10.6 and 10.6.3 so it is the same or i need to buy 10.6
    thx
     
  12. burne macrumors 6502

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    Either 10.6 or 10.6.3 is just fine. If you install any 10.6 it will update itself to 10.6.8 the first time you check for updates.
     
  13. joulail thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thx A Lot Friend
     

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