How do I Archive format my macbook Pro?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by MacBookPro2.4, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. MacBookPro2.4 macrumors newbie

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    Hey you guys
    im just wondering how to archive format my macbook pro 2,4 ghz with leopard.
    I need all my stuff on it and it would take too long to back up on a hard drive, and i heard in a apple store that you can archive format your Mac
    but, i dont know how

    My problem is , when i click on downloads(folder) my mac somehow gets stuck and crashed (everysingletime) the same happens when i open steam and want to play counter strike ( i use crossover) so i think reinstalling leopard would be the best idea

    Specs 2,4GHZ macbook pro, osx leopard with 2gb ram 15,4 inch
     
  2. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    If you need all your stuff, you should be backing up regularly anyway! Time machine would easily do an initial backup overnight and you are then protected...
     
  3. MacBookPro2.4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Time machine



    if i use time machine for the first time now and back it up, will everything work after i formated my whole disk?
     
  4. Phil A. Moderator

    Phil A.

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    Wirelessly posted (iPod touch 32GB: Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 2_2 like Mac OS X; en-us) AppleWebKit/525.18.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.1.1 Mobile/5G77 Safari/525.20)

    Yeah - one of the options during install is to restore from a time machine backup. Also you get the option to restore a user from a time machine backup during initial setup
     
  5. MacBookPro2.4 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks

    thank you very much for the quick help dude
     

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