help please im new here

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by sadson, Jan 4, 2010.

  1. sadson macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    hey guys
    i just bought my firsts mac 2day.
    its a used one and dont have a disk to format it
    so can anyone help me how to format it without the disk ?
    should i install windows Xp to use adebe photoshop on my mac
    thx all .chears
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    You'll need a disc to format it. Call Apple support and they can send you some for a reasonable price, or buy a retail disc.

    Out of curiosity, why doesn't it have the OS preloaded?
  3. spinnerlys Guest


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen

    A more descriptive and precise thread title will help cater to the right audience and get you more responses.
    To edit your thread title, just click on the [​IMG] button on the bottom right of your original post and then press the "Go Advanced" button.

    You need the Restore DVDs or Retail DVDs to format the Mac.

    There is also Photoshop for Mac OS X.

    Have a look at many threads about those questions via MRoogle.

    And have a look at Apple's homepage.
  4. sadson thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 4, 2010
    i bought it second hand .so the market place dont have the disk :apple:
  5. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Call Apple or buy OSX in the store. It's your only choices.
  6. ziggyonice macrumors 68020


    Mar 12, 2006
    Rural America
    To use your Mac, you need an operating system on the computer. In most cases, you want to run Mac OS X (pronounced "ten"). You can find a copy on Apple's website or many third-party retailers. There are a few different versions of Mac OS X, but which version you need depends on the age of your computer.

    If it's a Mac with an Intel processor (MacBook, newer iMac, etc.) then Mac OS X Snow Leopard is a great choice.

    If it's an older Mac with a PowerPC processor (iBook, older iMac, etc.) then Mac OS X Leopard or earlier is a great choice.

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