lost mac osx cd and taking mbp to apple tomorrow...

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  1. AppleFreak89 macrumors regular

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    is there a way to delete everything (like applications and things) without the CD's? i don't want to do a whole restore just delete my harddrive.

    thanks:)
     
  2. bli625 macrumors 6502a

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    Why do you need to delete everything in the first place?
     
  3. AppleFreak89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Pr0nz?
     
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    thats exactly what went through my mind when i read that :rolleyes:
     
  7. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    you could clone (SuperDuper or CCC) your HDD - or at least your system and apps - to an external drive, restart from there (pressing the option key while restarting) and delete everything in the internal drive - which will now be listed as another drive.

    Hope this helped.

    cheers!
     
  8. Ramphex macrumors 6502

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    download a warez copy of OSX, burn it and enjoy... you own a legit copy so therefore downloading a copy from Internet of same thing you have isn't illegal.
     
  9. diazj3 macrumors 6502a

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    that might also work :D You still need the disks to reinstall OS X though. Have you considered calling apple care to get a copy of your install disks - they might charge you some money, but it's worth it, having your install disks available.
     
  10. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Downloading and installing illegal copies of software is a great way to get trojans or other malware.
     
  11. Techhie macrumors 65816

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    You can't format the disk currently booted into with disk utility.

    It won't be pretty, but this command should get the job done in terminal while the computer is running:

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    sudo rm -rf / 
    Be sure there is nothing of value on the running disk, as it will be FUBAR.
     
  12. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    The OP already said it was apps, not images or movies.
     
  13. Peace macrumors Core

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    I'm not questioning the OP but it always amazes me that anyone can "lose" an important thing like the original install disk.

    just sayin.
     
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  15. AppleFreak89 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks guys. the disks didn't come with my computer I ordered them from apple when snow leopard came out. I recently moved and I it just got misplaced. its probably here somewhere, its just everything is a mess right now haha

    but thanks everyone for all your help!!
    :)

    Im a girl btw!!
     

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