Reduce hardrive to operating system

Discussion in 'macOS' started by joe.g, Mar 18, 2009.

  1. joe.g macrumors newbie

    Mar 18, 2009
    I recently purchased a secondhand macbook pro with os x 10.5.
    The only problem is that it's filled with the previous users junk
    (about 70% of which is porn, lmao). I would like to do sort of
    a wholesale delete and reduce the HD down to just the OS.

    This wouldn't be a problem if I had the actual DVD, but unfortunatley
    the one he gave me is damaged beyond repair. I don't have the money
    to buy a new copy and I can't bring myself to pirate mp3's let alone an
    operating system.

    In short, is there a way to restore the OS to factory condition without
    the use of the OEM dvd.
  2. Mpulsive81 macrumors 6502

    Jun 7, 2006
    McKinney, TX
    How does someone damage a restore DVD beyond repair? You got two options...

    Option 1

    1. backup porn on external hdd
    2. go to apple store, have genius reinstall
    3. go home & transfer porn back onto machine.
    hint: locking your door at this point is a good idea

    Option 2

    Apple a call & get replacement a DVD. If you don't have $30 then save your pennies like you saved for the $1300 (or more) Macbook Pro you got.
  3. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    I might also suggest thoroughly disinfecting your keyboard. That's disgusting.

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