Restoring my computer to factory and keeping apps

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by lgreen23, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. lgreen23 macrumors newbie

    Apr 5, 2010
    I have a power G5 dual processor with mac os x 10.5.8 leopard installed.

    I need to erase it to how it was when I got it. I do not have any disks, since I bought it refurbed from a local guy.

    I need to delete my admin account (yes I do have password) and create a new admin account

    I dont want to lose any applications or software on the comp, such as the iMovie iDVD etc... but I want to get rid of anything I downloaded from the internet as well as my personal files I have saved. It seems like a lot of my stuff is all scattered around.

    How can I restore it back to original clean install, keep my apps and software, but delete my personal files and downloads?? I also have my 500 GB hard drive split into 2 partitions, and an airport card installed etc..

  2. OZMP macrumors 6502

    Feb 18, 2008
    Do you have the leopard install DVD, or if you have the license, organize a DVD? that would be the way to go, and allow a secure erase.

    Otherwise, new admin account, erase old?

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