REFORMAT Mac - with wireless keyboard

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  1. javimald macrumors newbie

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    Trying to reformat my mac mini.... I'm a designer and haven't reformat for some time now.

    I'M FAIRLY NEW TO MAC, so please bare with my dumbness... or clueness. LOL.

    I GOT ORIGINAL DISC's

    I NEED to reformat.... but i have no hard-wire keyboard. I know/heard/tried doing the "hold down C" and "option" but i'm assuming its not working because i have a wireless keyboard?

    QUESTION: is there an alternative way in doing A HARD/COMPLETE/ERASE reformat when having a wireless keyboard. What options do i have?

    I have also tried going over to Utility and erase section... but the options to select or rename and type... is "un-selectable"? Is this normal?

    MY SYSTEM:
    Mac Mini - 2.26 ghz Intel Core 2 Duo
    Memory - 2gb
    Mac OS X - 10.6.4

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE HELP me.. i'm just about getting frustrated here.:(:confused::mad:
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Put the disc in it while you're on desktop. Open System Preferences -> Startup disk -> Select the OS X install disc -> Click reboot

    It should now boot from the install disc, no need to hold down any buttons
     
  3. javimald thread starter macrumors newbie

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    @HellHammer

    WOW!! Are you serious?

    YOUR THE BOMB! Thanks so much.:cool:

    Alright I will try right now as I message.

    Question very quick, Will this do a complete erase and install / or will it only do a soft reformat? (What ever its called , i forgot the terms)
     
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    It will just boot from the install disc (i.e. the same function as holding down C or alt). Just follow this guide when when you have booted from the install disc
     
  5. javimald thread starter macrumors newbie

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    My Gosh... this is easier than i thought. :eek:

    AGAIN thanks so much, and for the quick response!:D
     

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