Need to start fresh

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tirexstorm, Dec 26, 2008.

  1. tirexstorm macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    #1
    I purchased a used mac mini running Leopard, but it did not come with the startup discs. The previous owners accounts are still in the system as well as all of his preferences (he gave me his password.) Is there a way to get a fresh OS without startup discs?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

    Eidorian

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2005
    Location:
    Indianapolis
    #2
    Make a new user account and then delete the old one after you've made sure it doesn't have anything you need.
     
  3. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #3
    Sorry to say this but make sure it's an Administrator account you will create.. Just thought I'd throw that out there. :D
     
  4. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #4
    You can get the restore discs on ebay, just make sure they're for the right model
     
  5. tirexstorm thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Oct 22, 2007
    #5
    Is it a bad idea to restore using the startup disc from my macbook pro?
     
  6. jonbravo77 macrumors 6502a

    jonbravo77

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2008
    Location:
    Phoenix, AZ
    #6
    Yes, different computer with different drivers. You need the restore disk for the Mini if you are going to restore.
     
  7. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

    r.j.s

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    #7
    It's not a bad idea per se, because it will not work. The discs are tied to the model and revision.
     

Share This Page