newbie on mac, need some help.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by shahidchuhdry, Mar 19, 2012.

  1. shahidchuhdry macrumors newbie

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    im good on windows but mac is totally new for me. i have some questions if somebody can help me..

    its mac book pro 1,1 c2d 1.8 wid 1gb of ram

    1. which mac os version i can install on it?
    2. i dont have its backup cd or dvd n i want a clean install. how i can?
    3. how i can install windows on it?
    4. i also have Dell n5110 ci3,2nd generation. 3gb ram, which one is good ?

    im very thankful for help..
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    1. Mac OS X 10.7 Lion is the current maximum OS, but you can start with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, which you can get for 29 USD from the Apple Online Store.
    You can then perform a Clean Install with that.
    To create a Clean Install (formerly known as Erase & Install) of Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard (the 29 USD Upgrade DVD is a fully working retail version of Mac OS X and does not need a prior installation of Mac OS X on the Mac), follow one of the following guides:
    2. see above
    3. Booting Windows on the Mac
    You mean, if the Dell is better than the MBP? If so, specwise the Dell is a but faster, but since it has Windows, I am not a good judge, as I don't use Windows as main OS anymore and hopefully never will.

    To learn more about Mac OS X: Helpful Information for Any Mac User by GGJstudios
     
  3. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Helpful Information for Any Mac User
    Portables Fast Start: The New User's Guide to Apple Notebooks
    You can find specs on all Apple products, including maximum RAM and maximum OS version:
    Contact Apple for replacement install discs.
    To run Windows apps on your Mac, you need to install Windows via Boot Camp or use Parallels or VMware Fusion.

    If you don't have a Windows license, you can use CrossOver to run some applications. Not all Windows apps are compatible with CrossOver. Check their site for compatible apps.

    For more information about running Windows on your Mac, check out the Windows on the Mac forum.
     
  4. camardelle macrumors 6502

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    Look here for good newbie info. This helped me a lot.

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    Man, you're fast! :eek:
     
  5. shahidchuhdry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks to all of u guys, its really so quick. i'm in pakistan n there is only 2 re sellers n they said that they cant provide me the dvd of mac.... :(
    any suggestions???
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

    GGJstudios

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    Don't contact resellers. Contact Apple.
     
  7. shahidchuhdry thread starter macrumors newbie

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    but there is no apple in Pak :(
     
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  9. shahidchuhdry thread starter macrumors newbie

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