"reseting" a mac

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Roar!, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. Roar! macrumors newbie

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    I just recieved my grandmother's old g4 "new iMac". She has loads of her crap on it and I would like to wipe it clean and start it from scratch. I do not own an OS disk, so I cannot format it. Any ideas?



    thank you!
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

    swiftaw

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    You could by buy a retail copy of tiger, then perform an erase and install.
     
  3. Roar! thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I do have my old G3 that has my music and everything on it. Is it possible to overwirte my new HD with the old mac stuff?
     
  4. Genghis Khan macrumors 65816

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    short of doing it manually...u'll need a tiger (or panther, if you want to scab around) to totally clean the HDD

    you could look around the internet for one of those uninstall programs
    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/32249


    there are better ones out there, but i've lost my link to them:(
     
  5. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    As everyone else said, do yourself a favour and get some OSX discs. Panther will be cheaper and possibly faster than Tiger, so don't feel you have to spend top dollar on getting the latest OS.
     

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