How to format a iMac?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Seb24PR, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. Seb24PR macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I'm still relatively new to the mac world of things so I was wondering how you format a imac?

    any heads up for me on how to do that?

    i dont have the original OSX install CD's what do you guys recommend me to do?
     
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Use Disk Utility.

    You need the OS X DVD to boot off. Disk Utility is available with the Utilities Menu.
     
  3. blueroom macrumors 603

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  4. Seb24PR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    where can i get it?
     
  5. blueroom macrumors 603

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  6. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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  7. Seb24PR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    like i said on my first post i dont have it anymore
     
  8. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    That's not my fault! Speak to Apple.
     
  9. Seb24PR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i found a a Mac OS X snow leopard disk does that i bought i a couple years ago does that work for reformatting?
     
  10. MagicBoy macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the model of iMac.

    If it's supported by Snow Leopard then yes.
     
  11. Seb24PR thread starter macrumors newbie

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    alright thanks for the help guys :)
     

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